Emilia Arzua & Carla Lopez - Carla Lopez

Finalist of the The EVINE Live Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design


2015 Finalist Emilia Arzua & Carla Lopez Carla Lopez

Emilia Arzua & Carla Lopez FINALIST'S PROFILE

What was your inspiration for this bag?
The core element of this handbag is an animal. Our way of designing is, firstly, to choose a protagonist. After that we try to provide the handbag, a completely accurate fit between the subtlety and the impact. The importance of space is shown in a grass lining and a deer, which is pierced from side to side of the handbag. It is a game between the interior and exterior. Other important element would be the contrast between the organic shape of the animal which contrasts with the perfect symmetrical shape of the handbag. Our handbags are full of symbolism and fine and meticulous details

What are the retail price-points of your line?
The average retail price is 400 Euros per handbag.

Do you change your silhouettes and materials every season?
We try to renovate ourselves each season. We want to surprise with all of our models. In this regard, we are always looking for new materials to work, which were not habitual in fashion world. With this materials we create compelling, impactful and expressive designs, with a personal aesthetics and very easy to identify.

What other handbag designers have inspired you?
We have no designer as reference. Most of the time our source of inspiration is decoration, Surrealism, objects sculptures or simply a texture we like.

What makes your line innovative and worth of overall?
This handbag becomes the centre of attention of any outfit. The simplicity of forms presents a metaphor about the use of the space. This piece, thus, becomes in a jewel handbag but it makes no concessions to functionality.

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