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Margherita Missoni, Ximena Kavalekas Collaborate on Bag

FAST FRIENDSHIP: Margherita Missoni’s collaboration kick continues with luxury handbag-maker Ximena Kavalekas. Based in Milan and Miami, respectively, the designing mothers met through a common friend in January. Over lunch at Missoni’s home, their simpatico relationship quickly led to a limited-edition version of Kavalekas’ top-selling Mandolin 2.0 bag, Missoni’s favorite style within the python accessories collection manufactured in Tuscany.
“I love challenging myself by experimenting with designing for new categories,” said Missoni, who also worked with Splendid for sportswear, Yoox for children’s sleepwear, Away for luggage and Pottery Barn Kids for home, among other capsule collections. “I thought I’d take a stab at bags.”
The structured boxy shape comes in bold colorblocking in three exclusive colorways — Capri, a mix of ocean blue, pool green and hibiscus red; Portofino with emerald green, burnt tangerine and purple, and Sardinia in white and natural skin. Three-hundred of each colorway will be produced and numbered. After launching at Paris Haute Couture Week during a buyer and press reception at Caviar Kaspia on July 4, bags will retail for $2,400 through Moda Operandi, the Webster and Kavalekas’ web site. More stores are expected to confirm orders.
“Ximena’s idea was that the bags should elaborate on my personal

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