EXCLUSIVE PROJECT: SERAPIAN X ANTONIA
Raffia oozes summer chic like no other, rising to a top trend this season, whether on a waterfront stroll or during a casual city outing. This natural material also characterizes Antonia’s latest project with Italian luxurygoods brand Serapian, which has created 20 exclusive and limited-edition bags that revisit the Villa Bag, a key shape from the S/S 2019 Women’s collection, based on an original design from the 1960s by founder Stefano Serapian.
Only for Antonia, it was reimagined and customized with a fresh and sophisticated spin, the perfect touch for a warm-weather escape. Available in two sizes, each bag is one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted by Serapian’s skilled artisans using naturally shaded raffia featuring ten different kinds of weft and lined in elegant yellow suede.
In keeping with the airy feel, the bags feature vegetable-tanned calfskin handles and trims in tan ormilky-white while the signature Mosaico strap, whose iconic hand-braided craftsmanship was also invented by Stefano Serapian, adds a sophisticated geometric effect in cuoio and white.
To highlight the project, Antonia has created a special carpet of ears of wheat and red ranunculi, a special window display running from March 14-21.
Founded in 1928 in Milan by Stefano Serapian, the Maison has established itself as an ambassador of Italian craftsmanship and of Milanese elegance. It became part of the Richemont Group in 2017.