Colombian luxury illuminates our lives

Jali velvet bag with gilt straw

Lucia Echavarria was born in Paris from Colombian parents and studied at Brown then trained at MAD in Paris, the Guggenheim and Christie’s. Four years ago she launched Magnetic Midnight, her collection of precious gilt palm straw handbags and headpieces. She has now added belts with tassels and black velvet to complement in winter her summer creations. With her first cousin, publicist Cloclo Echavarria, she forms a powerful esthaetical team and they were presenting their latest creations in a ravishing house of the 7 th arrondissement. 

Lucia Echavarría, the designer is wearing a Floral inlay square bag

Every year, this charming team comes back to Paris during Haute Couture and shows their new inventions. Made by hand with gilt palm leaves in the small village of Usiacuri near Cartagena, these highly sophisticated bags and belts sell at a reasonable price between €230 for the belts  and €1250 for the most elaborate handbags.

Cloclo Echavarria wearing one of the new leaves interlace belts

Suzani velvet handbag

They can be ordered on line at Magnetic Midnight.

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