SR.MARCELO HORACIO MAQUIEIRA REPORTS ON MODEST BAGS: [GEAR3 BY SAEN] S/S11

Dear Shaded Viewers and Diane,

Last March during Seoul Fashion Week A/W10, Korean designer Saen Park approached her handbags as products to be repaired when not even customized. At the beginning of the runway there was a live bag-repair cabin including a handsome bag maker for GEAR3 by SAEN – delivering an everyday humble product. The handbags on show combined practicality and durability and were far removed from the pretentious aura a handbag exudes these days. Her works are inspired by mechanical themes, while neutrality and subtlety are always a consideration from the moment she starts designing – industrial manufacturers even supply the fabrics and trimmings (bolts, nuts, polyurethane and cables). I visited her atelier some days before her S/S11 presentation in Seoul and the peace in the air feels unusual. There is a monster around us who has been the S/S11 muse for the transformable collection

Marcelo Horacio Maquieira Piriz

DESIGNER CONSULTANCY.RETAIL DEVELOPMENT.MEDIA RELATIONS.BUYING ADVISER

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