August 13, 2010

SPOTLIGHT: Carlos Falchi

If you haven't heard of Carlos Falchi, today is your lucky day!

Carlos Falchi is a Brazilian-born handbag and accessories designer well renowned for his high quality pieces and his use of exotic skins and leathers.

At the age of twenty, he moved to New York where he worked as a busboy.
It was here that he came in contact with rock and rollers and started designing stage costumes for
Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, and even the king himself, Elvis Presley!

Falchi got his big break in the 1970's when he showed his designs to
Geraldine Stutz, former president of Henri Bendel.

For over 30 years, Falchi has been designing bags with classic style.
His bags are soft and unstructured and often combine colors and patterns for a whimsical look.

His bags are showcased in movies such as Sex and the City and
 enjoyed by celebrities from Madonna and Cher to Rihanna and Blake Lively.

Carlos Falchi has also made an impact in the environment!
He has tried to create farm-bred, exotic skins which would protect the species, boost employment in developing regions, and provide environmental controls.

In 2004,  he received the Lifetime Award from the Accessories Council.
Many of his bags are also showcased in the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art.

Recently, Falchi made a line of more cost efficient bags for Target and HSN with the same craftsmanship that is evident in all of his work.

Here's to you Carlos Falchi for creating bags with an exotic flair that has never ceased!!

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