MARCELIINE launches “The Essentials Collection” inspired by refined, feminine accessories from the late fifties through the early seventies.
Toronto, ON, July 2012: MARCELIINE officially launches its collection of handbags for FW2012. MARCELIINE specializes in luxurious, polished handbags designed by the companyʼs creative director Martina Marcellin. “The Essentials Collection” features three styles that evoke the sophisticated and feminine appearance of fashion from the late fifties through the early seventies.
MARCELIINE is the vision of Martina Marcellin, a Toronto, ON based designer with a background in textile design and product development. Inspired by memories of family pairing bespoke garments with ready made accessories, in addition to the personal style of actresses such as Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren & Elizabeth Taylor, she has created a collection that recalls a different era but in a fresh and contemporary way.
Attention has been paid to materials & styling to ensure they possess a vintage appeal. The brand aims to design collections that are timeless yet chic, and transition effortlessly from one season to the next.
“The Essentials Collection” is designed for the woman who desires stylish, exquistely crafted accessories without excessive decoration. Style names pay homage to the family members who inspired them. Mathilda, the city tote is named for her late grandmother and is reminiscent of a style she carried while shopping island markets & boutiques. Genevieve & Irina are named respectively for two aunts who, served as muses during the design process and reflective of their professional and social activities.
The companyʼs products are crafted in Italy using traditional methods and techniques. The collection is offered in two vegetable tanned leathers, one with a lustrous finish, the other has a textured surface similar to crosshatching. Each style is available in crimson and caviar and retails between US$275-$400.
MARCELIINE is an environmentally aware company and works with vendors that employ sustainable practices throughout manufacturing.
For more information visit www.marceliine.com