Designers to Watch: Paula Cademartori

It’s no secret how much we love a great accessory here at Whether a simple pointed pump or an outlandish ear cuff, to us they can easily make or break an entire ensemble. It’s hard to say what our favorite is but one thing is for sure, when it comes to a fabulous handbag, that’s an accessory we can never turn down. One of our latest favorites who has broken the mold when it comes to producing one of a kind styles that have street style favorites to A-list celebs standing out in a crowd is designer Paula Cademartori.

Since debuting in 2010 with her Spring 2011 collection Paula’s name has become synonymous with artisanal vibrant luxury as each of her handbags shows off her ultimate care and focus in providing perfected details thanks to her made-in-Italy advocacy. The Brazil born – Milan based designer has always had a passion for quality craftsmanship which is proven in her collection of degrees and accolades from a masters degree in Fashion Accessories and a young fashion manager certificate at SDA Bocconi to making Vogue Italia’s “Who’s Next” and “Emerging Talents” lists.

As for the bags themselves, they are truly an editor’s dream. The instantly recognizable pieces are geometric friendly, inspired by women and created from the highest quality fabrics in bright and bold colors formed into signature “iconic” shapes like the Faye, Sylvie, Carine and Kate. Each design is completed with a signature handmade buckle that is placed front and center thanks to her background in jewelry and industrial design. To top off her already cheerful designs, all of her handbags are given an extra “umph” whether in colorful rivets, printed calf hair or fringed details – just to name a few.

For Fall/Winter 2014, inspiration came from Art Nouveau and style icon Anna Piaggi who always interpreted fashion as an authentic art form and for Cademartori, a woman who has always sought to have her designs seen as an object to own and cherish, this season (like seasons past) she makes this more than easy enough to accomplish.

About the Author

Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m