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Explore the story behind each of our unique creations. Discover the pioneering landscape where the artistic inspiration meets the artisanal craft, materialising designs of true poise and glamour.
SS22 ESMERALDA COLLECTION
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SS22 ESMERALDA COLLECTION
For Marina, summer is the most anticipated time of all seasons. Following a period of seclusion and conservation, the first warm rays of light and a cool ocean breeze, are enough to fill the mind with hope, courage and the promise of revitalization. Set to relive our fondest memories of summer escapes, we plan out our next adventure and paint a picture of endless sunkissed wheat fields and embark into a state of enchanted reality.

Inspired by one of Marina’s favorite summer vacations in Sardinia, the SS22 collection is a tribute to timeless Italian finesse. The journey starts with a stroll in Porto Rotondo, walking down narrow alleys, each of them leading to different discoveries. Up above, small “juliette” balconies come to light with every step, covered in captivating blossoms of lavender, heliotropes and daphne, a combination of ethereal aroma & opalescent colors. “Dolce vita”, the sweetness and beauty of life lies in the essentials, a joyful simplicity that is never more evident than during the seasonal sanctuary of summer. Embracing that mindset, joy can be found among simple acts and rituals such as enjoying an aperitivo on the piazza accompanied by your Marina Raphael bag, while taking in a breathtaking view.

All materials serve a sentimental yet functional purpose. Natural raffia patterns trace an organic link to the concept of the classic beach bag, brought to life in a modern shape. Long walks on the port, in a quaint scenery of docked boats and naval knots, influence intricate lacing techniques. The technique of laser-cut is introduced to the SS22 Collection, giving a new dimension to traditional geometric patterns found on restaurant coffee tables as well as bathroom and garden floor tiles. Stripes are blended with canvas and leather in tonal combinations, inspired by the sunbeds and deck chairs found at the magnificent beaches.

Structure is quintessential in the Marina Raphael world. Practicality informs aesthetic as piping is used to reinforce the canvas used on our much beloved bucket bag and at the same time accentuate its overall shape. A harmony of colors reflects the assortment of shapes and sizes that illustrate a complete and versatile collection. A variety that spans from shades of caramel, champagne and white, to a spark of pigment in blossom pink and sapphire blue. A bold black hue lends itself naturally to this collection’s palette, operating as an element of contrast while being paired beautifully with raffia. Crystal-clear waters, one of many alluring features of paradisal destinations such as Costa Smeralda, are echoed in notes of glamour that embellish the bags in subtle details. In contrast, Swarovski crystals take center stage in an all new shape, the Chandelier bag, that blur the lines between an accessory and a piece of art.
PORTER
in clear body and canvas
  • Pouch with beige cotton lining and phone compartment
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Included caramel Napa leather crossbody strap with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Adjustable caramel Napa leather crossbody strap included with exposed stitching and palladium metal clip hooks
  • Palladium metal snap buttons that secure removable pouch
CHANDELIER
in azure satin
  • Hard circular base
  • Removable satin handles and pouch in different colors that can be interchanged
  • Strong metal frame with crystals suspended in each opening creating a chandelier effect
ESMERALDA
in raffia
  • Beige cotton lining
  • Adjustable black Napa leather crossbody strap included with exposed stitching and palladium metal clip hooks
  • Flap cover with magnetic closure
CABANA
in Canvas
  • Beige cotton lining
  • Rectangular hard base
  • Adjustable black Napa leather crossbody strap included with exposed stitching and palladium metal clip hooks
  •  Flap cover with magnetic closure
  • Can also be worn as a belt bag
MICRO CARINA
in laser-cut napa
  • Pouch with beige cotton lining
  • Palladium metal snap buttons that secure removable pouch
  • Adjustable sepia Napa leather crossbody strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Oval hard base
FW21 REALISM COLLECTION
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FW21 REALISM COLLECTION
For her FW21 collection, Marina presents a chic compilation of statement yet versatile handbags that adapt to the new reality. Marina shifted her focus to predominantly mini bags, that maintain the brands’ clean lines and unique structural form. Designs that blend practicality with frivolity, worthy of entering a woman’s modern day wardrobe. As we become accustomed to carrying less, this collection encourages you to relish the ability to go about your day handsfree and brings to the forefront our renewed appreciation of freedom.

The young designer wanted to capture her love of contemporary accessories, while keeping in mind the undeniable needs of practicality and visual intrigue. Whether you are on the go, or enjoying quality time with a few close friends, an MR bag is your power move. The inspiration of this collection lies in the idea of our urban lifestyle and the concept of street style. More than ever now, when social gatherings are limited, the Marina Raphael muse dresses to impress for even the simplest of outings. Dressed down but still managing to elevate her outfit with confidence that captures everyone’s attention, a Marina Raphael accessory, is of course a must have in this equation.

Basing her designs on hues of nude, caramel, navy blue, crimson and black, she evokes visual intrigue by creating tactile contrast. Textural experimentation, has always been at the identity of the MR brand. This season is dominated by woven panels, stiff quilting, embroidery, and crystalized accents Each design is made with versatility in mind. Easy to wear, spacious yet unencumbering, every unique shape serves a variety of styling possibilities , whether it is carried conventionally or altered to be worn as a crossbody, over the shoulder or even as a belt bag.

Responsibly sourced materials adhere to the brand’s strong sustainability standards. Marina Raphael continues to live up to the ethical code she has set from the start. A careful and mindful selection, of conscientiously sourced natural materials, that range from organic cotton, to leather, and ostrich feathers, is at the core of the brand. By expressing our deep respect for the origin of the components used, as much as the skilled craftsmen that mold them to perfection, can we aspire to translate our passion for sustainable fashion.
MICRO RIVIERA
in Caramel Quilted Napa
  • Beige cotton lining with phone compartment
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Caramel Napa leather crossbody adjustable strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Caramel Napa leather closure of bag with custom Marina Raphael zipper embellished with Swarovski
SAVANNAH
in Black Woven Leather
  • Black cotton lining
  • Black Napa leather crossbody adjustable strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Can also be worn as a belt bag
MICRO RIVIERA
in Feathered Crimson Suede
  • Black cotton lining with phone compartment
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Crimson Napa leather crossbody adjustable strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Crimson Napa leather closure of bag with custom Marina Raphael zipper embellished with Swarovski
ALEXA
in Nude Quilted Napa
  • Beige cotton lining with phone compartment on the rear
  • Nude Napa leather crossbody adjustable strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  •  Flap cover with magnetic closure
  • Can also be worn as a belt bag
MICRO CARINA
in Navy Velvet and Scrunched Handle
  • Black cotton lining
  • Navy Napa leather crossbody adjustable strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Oval hard base
SS21 CHASING THE SUN COLLECTION
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SS21 CHASING THE SUN COLLECTION
It is finally that time of the year when carefree spirit and renewal is not so much of a fantasy, but a necessity. Inspired by the modern-day traveler who lives for the thrill of adventure, Marina Raphael sets off to create a collection that celebrates the raw beauty found in the uncharted. Upon closer inspection, this SS21 collection exuberates an escapism and emphasizes the importance of collecting unique accessories that serve as mementos of precious memories and experiences.

The designer based her trail of thought on the rich napa leather, as she aspires to evoke the transitional essence of this season through a variety of visual plays. Incorporated in every design and paired with every other textile in this collection, it acts as an aesthetic bridge. Flawless prints, geometrically structured weaved raffia, striped canvas and crystal panels set the collection's playful yet easily-worn tone. Meticulously stitched denim completes the chronic story line the designer has set by embodying a more urban feel.

Neutral tones are revisited and painted into the collection using warm caramel tones, along with cream hues and a touch of natural green. Blue holds its honorary place in this season’s color chart. Mirroring the pristine Greek waters, it sets the mood with tranquil pastel accents and is adapted in intricate raffia threading techniques, leather napa and denim textures. Playful scatterings of Swarovski crystals and discreet touches of turtoise shell plexiglass, elicit feelings of nostalgia and bliss.

By reinventing classic shapes and introducing new ones through impeccable craftmanship and visionary design, a harmonious symbiosis of modernity and sophistication is created. The array of shapes that are encapsulated in miniature forms project the designer's love for adventure. Forms range from our signature Riviera and Porter shapes to novel cylindrical concepts and envelope statement pieces.
SAVANNAH in Striped Canvas
  • Beige cotton lining
  • Caramel Napa leather crossbody adjustable strap included and palladium metal clip hooks
  •  Flap cover with magnetic closure
  • Can also be worn as a belt bag
MICRO PORTER
in Cream Napa and Golden Crystal Handles
  • Beige cotton lining with phone compartment
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Cream Napa leather crossbody adjustable strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Cream Napa leather closure of bag with custom Marina Raphael zipper embellished with Swarovski
ALEXA
in Raffia
  • Beige cotton lining with phone compartment on the rear
  • Caramel Napa leather crossbody adjustable strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  •  Flap cover with magnetic closure
  • Can also be worn as a belt bag
MICRO RIVIERA
in Woven Denim
  • Beige cotton lining with phone compartment
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Ciel Napa leather crossbody adjustable strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Ciel Napa leather closure of bag with custom Marina Raphael zipper embellished with Swarovski
FW20 APRICITY COLLECTION
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FW20 APRICITY COLLECTION
Winter, a season of retreat, a time when we return to our nests and places of comfort, nature puts on hold its song and dance to rest and begin anew in the endless cycle of the seasons. The sparkling, ephemeral crystals of snow, a rich veil covering valleys and landscapes all around. The promise of a luxury refuge for the cold months is found in warm family gatherings in front of a marble fireplace and inviting, alpine chalets, serving as an escape from the urban reality during the holidays. Yet nightlife never ceases, from outings with friends to galas and events, keeping cities alive, full of light and glamour. Both familial sanctuaries and nocturnal affairs mark the ever-present warmth, the apricity, that guides us across this annual, glacial aura. All aspects of the winter months would be remiss without the stylistic inclusion of a piece from this, FW20, collection. A slew of sizes, shapes and materials opens a library of possibilities to accessorize every look. A fresh, new approach to the essence of winter materializes through the plethora of textile discoveries with novel techniques contrived by skillful craftsmen. Suede woven with leather, new designs of crystal application and a welcoming and felicitous addition of wool serve as emblems for the season.

The weaving of suede and leather creates an imaginative and playful antithesis of textures while the hues of dark, navy blue and warm, bright camel complement each other in an inspiring ode to comfort, joy and intimate moments shared with friends. Starry, elegant and bright Swarovski crystal embellishments evoke images of fireworks and festive sentiments of celebration. A glamorous and modern pattern contributing to the absolute practicality of a smaller piece. Day-to-night accessory options found in Micro Riviera, Midnight and Rene alike, offering exceptional versatility for any and all carrying styles and needs. Wool, gracefully incorporated in an even more comfortable handle variation of the classic Riviera shape, coheres with the ambiance of quintessential locales for seasonal trip such as Gstaad or St. Moritz. Marina Raphael presents yet another collection filled with unique and innovative pieces that never fail to exude a timeless charm. Sustainable inclusions, up to par with the vital, eco-friendly standards of this day and age. Within each handbag resides the amalgam of functionality and luxury that, through a season of old, new, unique and familiar, no one would stand resisting.
PORTER
in Beige Lana
  • Black cotton lining with phone compartment and zipper
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Black Napa leather closure of bag with Dollarino embossment and custom Marina Raphael zipper embellished with Swarovski
  • Black Napa leather crossbody strap with Dollarino embossment included and palladium metal ring hooks
RIVIERA
in Embellished Tweed
  • Black cotton lining with phone compartment and zipper
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Black Napa leather closure of bag with Dollarino embossment and custom Marina Raphael zipper embellished with Swarovski
  • Black Napa leather crossbody strap with Dollarino embossment included and palladium metal ring hooks
PLAZA
in Woven Leather
  • Navy cotton lining with phone compartment and zipper
  • Double chain that is a single piece passing through two pairs of openings, allowing it to be adjusted
  • Flap cover with magnetic closure
  • Can also be worn as a shoulder bag or crossbody bag
RENE
in Embellished Tweed
  • Black cotton lining with phone compartment and zipper
  • Black Napa leather crossbody strap included with Dollarino embossment and palladium metal clip hooks
  • Can also be worn as a belt bag or as a baguette bag
MIDNIGHT
in Firework Embellishement
  • Black cotton lining with phone compartment
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Black suede leather crossbody strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Crystal embellishments on both sides of the bag
SS20 A PURSUIT OF MODERN CLASSICS COLLECTION
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SS20 A PURSUIT OF MODERN CLASSICS COLLECTION
Stone carved pathways, crystalline coastlines, pastel pictorial buildings and women in brightly tinted dresses carrying woven baskets that hold their seaside must-haves, paint a vivid image of summer in the Southern Italian Coastline. The simplicity and ease in the air is exhilarating, and although the scenery seems to remain perennial, there is an endless contemporary riptide flowing around it. Hidden beneath the magic of the location, is the enigma of what factors shaped it to the archetypical destination it is today.

Inspired by the paradigm of the Italian coastline, Marina Raphael seeks to find an interconnection between the present and the future, by devising a collection that can be looked back upon and still be conceived as classic. Raw elements of straw and canvas are conjured for this season with premium Italian leather and reimagined in silhouettes with an aura of day-to-night couture. Every panel and textile is fastidiously measured and utilized, with the aim of diverting any residual materials. Actively shying away from black chromatisms, we aspire to project the versatility of lighter natural hues like camel, cream and blush pink along with details of Swarovski crystals, tortoise and horn colored plexiglass. The tactile differences invented by the range of components used, and the visual grace that is emulated seamlessly by the pure structures and light reflecting touches of sparkle, manifest the designer’s viewing of today’s nonpareil accessories.

The illusive simplicity of the designs could only be perfected by the artistry and virtuosity that lies beneath the craftsmanship of each piece. Marina Raphael evokes the artisanal nature of every component, to enthrone the value of creating classic accessories that are defined, not from their compliance to aesthetic norms, rather from allowing the au courant character of the designs to speak for themselves.
CAMILA
in Caramel Embroidered Canvas
  • Beige cotton lining with phone compartment and zipper
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Caramel Napa leather crossbody strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
KIRA
in Raffia
  • Beige cotton lining with phone compartment
  • Caramel Napa leather shoulder strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Flap cover with magnetic closure
  • Add-on turtle and crystal ring chain?
CARINA
in Raffia
  • Beige cotton lining with phone compartment
  • Caramel Napa leather crossbody strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Oval hard base
MICRO RIVIERA
in Raffia and Turtle
  • Beige cotton lining with phone compartment and zipper
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Caramel Napa leather crossbody strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Caramel Napa leather closure of bag with custom Marina Raphael zipper embellished with Swarovski
RIVIERA
in Canvas and Turtle
  • Beige cotton lining with phone compartment
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Caramel Napa leather crossbody strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Caramel Napa leather closure of bag with custom Marina Raphael zipper embellished with Swarovski
  • Body of the bag sustained procedure to withstand water and increase durability
FW19 NOSTALGIA COLLECTION
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FW19 NOSTALGIA COLLECTION
Nostalgia, a collection designed to showcase how our innate linkage to nature and its elements has merged with our contemporary ideology. The designer interprets this sentimental bond and the dynamic alterations that have occured during the past centuries as we gradually drifted to the urban lifestyle. Shaped by a primarily terrestrial color palette, Marina Raphael uses shades of chestnut, berry, onyx and ivory to delineate her vision of this collection. Leather and shearling, two materials , organically found in nature, when sculpted masterfully have the potential to give life to iconic creations. By applying woven motifs and embroidered shearling to signature shapes, Marina Raphael creates a visual play with rich suede and napa leather to form her designs. The tactile antithesis between the structured leather and soft shearling enhances another dimension of the product's artistry.

Incorporating these components in the designs has been down with precision and careful examination. The meticulous selection of materials allows to go beyond ephemeral products, and to present pieces that exude the craftsmanship of traditional metiers. Curating her strive for innovation, the designer pushes creative boundaries and employs technological advances to set a dogma of accomplishing a near-0-wastage policy, by using as much of every material as possible.

Opposing the soft leather and shearling, the glossy plastic of the handles defines the contemporary current of the collection and adds an edgy effect. The amalgam from which the handles are sculpted, surpasses the standards of the similar hardware, elevating the aesthetic of the collection in an unconventional way.

Marina Raphael's signature Swarovski crystal incorporation accentuates the elegance and glamour of her timeless creations, helping translate here creative intrigue on how modern and natural elements can forge together statement accessories.
RIVIERA
in Coal Napa and Shearling
  • Black cotton lining with phone compartment and zipper
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Coal Napa leather crossbody strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Coal Napa leather closure of bag with custom Marina Raphael zipper embellished with Swarovski
MINI RIVIERA
in Ivory Woven Shearling
  • Beige cotton lining with phone compartment and zipper
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Hazel suede leather crossbody strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Hazel suede closure of bag with custom Marina Raphael zipper embellished with Swarovski
CAMILA
in Coal Embellished Suede
  • Black cotton lining with phone compartment and zipper
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Coal suede leather crossbody strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Body of the bag sustained procedure to withstand water and increase durability
DIANA
in Hazel Woven Leather
  • Beige cotton lining with phone compartment and zipper
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Caramel Napa leather crossbody strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
SS19 HOMAGE COLLECTION
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SS19 HOMAGE COLLECTION
The Homage Collection is inspired by the homogenous nature found in our civilizations within the cultural perplexity that defines humanity. Every ethnicity is a tile, unique and akin simultaneously, adding its own hue to the world’s mosaic. With this collection we celebrate the energy and diversity of all cultural hubs, by paying homage to universal techniques, established and used for centuries. Whether it’s pure color matching, the art of brocade, weaving, knotting or knitting, they all have a global identity, yet each has been developed differently across the world. Marina Raphael adopts this mindset and introduces a new collection characterized by elegant handcrafted pieces with a variety of forms and textures.

The link between the conceptual structure of this dynamic collection to its praxis is based on the brand’s core value of emitting novelty without relinquishing fashion’s preceding heritage. The collection merges organic elements and manmade components to breathe life to a distinct fusion of modern and natural dimensions. We aspire to achieve a sense of symmetry not only aesthetically but also in the use of contemporary and traditional craftsmanship, opening a dialogue between the past and the present.

Achieving this, requires mastery and expertise in the hands of skilled artisans. Our pursuit of innovative processing methods is not restricted only to the leather material. Swarovski crystals, are presented in a different context to provide an eye-catching last touch that accentuates every design and transforms the handbag to a piece of jewelry. Because of the designer's linked heritage to the Swarovski brand, incorporating crystals is her personal allegory of reinventing classic elements, as well as her ode to her bloodline’s entrepreneurialism. It is with precision and passion that these accessories are formulated to fit every occasion and elevate even the simplest of outfits to iconic standards.
RIVIERA
in caramel straw
  • Beige cotton lining with phone compartment
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Included caramel Napa leather crossbody strap with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Caramel Napa leather purse included and attached to the bag with a removable strap with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Strap adorned with Swarovski details (color: crystal 001) and purse with Marina Raphael logo embossed in silver foil
SIENNA
in caramel crochet suede
  • Beige cotton lining with phone compartment and zipper
  • Square palladium metal hardware elevating the base
  • Large enough opening between the handles for easy access
ESTELLA
in caramel knotted leather
  • Beige cotton lining with phone compartment
  • Adjustable caramel Napa leather crossbody strap included with palladium metal clip hooks
  • Hoop near bottom of the bag for strap to pass through adds alternative to wear as backpack
  • Hard circular base
RENE
in black elastic napa
  • Black cotton lining with phone compartment and zipper
  • Black Napa leather crossbody strap included with palladium metal clip hooks