What if you take the ultimate ‘it’ bag crafted entirely in Bergamo, Italy — Save My Bag, designed for the cool and aspirational set by husband and wife tandem Stefano and Valentina Agazzi — and come up with a uniquely stylized collection? What happens when creative and artistic minds seemlesly come together and gell? The outcome: a fashion revolution.
Enter, then, Kiana Valenciano. After studying at the Raffles Design Institute and the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London (where the likes of Stella McCartney and John Galliano matriculated) and already an Instagram celeb in her own right, Kiana is excited to plunge into the glamorous world of fashion, armed with her knack in trend spotting and her fresh, free-spirited yet functional attitude. And for her most anticipated debut, Kiana takes on the reigns as style curator and creative team captain of a special, purely bespoke Save My Bag Collection — totally chic, uber trendy.
|Save My Bag, created in Bergamo, Italy, is ultra lightweight, rain proof, and made from hi-tech Poly-Lycra.|
“The ‘cool beyond the rules’ philosophy of Save My Bag really fits my personality,” Kiana relates. ”And it’s this kind of mindset that I applied to this collection, along with the spirit of close creative teamwork.”
Joining her formidable team — her squad — is internationally acclaimed illustrator Daryl Feril (he was introduced to her by no less than eventologist Tim Yap) who is rendering his art to individualise the bags, which are ultra lightweight, rain proof, and made from hi-tech Poly-Lycra. Powering this collection is her singular vision: one of collaboration—interfacing with young, talented, Filipino visionaries with a global perspective, just like Feril, who has worked with top global brands and design studios in Asia, USA and Europe (among them LVMH and Tory Burch) and has been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine.
For this collection, Daryl turned each and every bag into a unique canvas — allowing him to express his artistry freely. “My idea is that, you can carry art through the different bags,” Daryl shares. “Each bag in the collection features different illustrations, thereby making them bespoke.”
And as Lycra is a challenging fabric to work on, he experimented with different media in order to perfect his technique, and turned to Acrylic paint as his chosen medium. This ensures that the paint sticks to the surface for longevity.
“I also wanted the collection to be close to my illustration style, which is a burst of floral, taking inspiration from nature which has some of the craziest patterns, colors and creatures,” he continues. “And as this is a collaborative effort, I took in inputs from Kiana too.”
No doubt, Kiana is ready to take the fashion world by storm, and with her chic, hip, and edgy Save My Bag collection and her creative crew, today’s fashion forward women can effortlessly live out its design mantra — ‘be cool beyond the rules.’
Don’t miss Save My Bag at the Little White Box Pop-Up store, the style portal for various international brands, at 3/F SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
The bespoke Save My Bag collection, designed by internationally acclaimed illustrator Daryl Feril, is exclusively available at the Little White Box Pop-Up Store.