MARINA RAPHAEL X EVANGELIE SMYRNIOTAKI

Two great friends have come together for an exclusive design collaboration, with the aim of creating the ultimate party bag. Marina Raphael and Evangelie Smyrniotaki are no strangers to the fashion world, as the young designer and established art director respectively, have each carved their unique path in the industry. The idea for this collaboration was born last winter, on a plane coming from Paris Fashion Week, when by chance they were seated next to each other. Be it luck or something else, the two women forged this collaboration on their idea of a modern muse: A confident soul, undefined by laws of society, that perceives every moment in life as an opportunity to celebrate.

Their vision was translated in the form of a fully crystalized bag, and it’s pink- fluorescent alter ego. Its miniscule shape is molded expertly to give life to this eccentrically captivating new silhouette that fits all of your night-out essentials. Its iridescent body is composed of one uninterrupted panel of crystalized mesh that contains over 5.000 carefully placed Swarovski crystals. The pink and black handles used are an ode to one’s adventurous duality that shifts from classic spirit to edgy modernity, as well as the complementary presence of Marina and Evangelie. Both women, have always been strong advocates of self-expression and boundless creativity, and through this collaboration they aim to convey their message of love and acceptance and give everyone the chance to sparkle.