The Goulandris Natural History Museum was transformed into a golden field of straws where Marina’s designs revealed a summery sensation. Natural materials such as leather and straw embellished with Swarovski crystals composed a collection of elegant handcrafted bags of the highest quality. The historical museum ignited the designer’s passion for nature, and became her greatest source of inspiration behind this collection.

The summer-themed launch party was attended by old and new friends who travelled from all over the world to see her dynamic creations. The A-list style set included international names like Anna Vitiello, the former editor of Harper’s Bazaar and co-founder of AndFinally blog, the British singer Pixie Lott, Victoria Secret’s models, Gizele Oliveira and Nadine Leopold, the fashion blogger Doina Ciobanu and Diana Langes-Swarovski, Paulina Swarovski and Alexandra Swarovski from the Swarovski family.

Last season’s Crystal Robot, also made an appearance, alongside our brand-new life-size Riviera mascot and the brand’s “Fashion Police” who entertained the guests with their crystalized uniform and “arrested” whoever wasn’t wearing a Marina Raphael bag.