If you swear by the saying ‘a girl can never have too many bags’ then consider Rana Al Soliman a god send. The exceptional handbag designer will be casting an Arabian spell during London Fashion Week where she will be showcasing her ‘Rajadano Agate’ bag collection at the Jalouse London Fashion Week Closing show.
Hailing from majestic Saudi Arabia, this artist and designer has an extensively interesting history in experimenting with various creative mediums. Majoring in graphic design from the American College in London, (The American University), Rana attended various courses and workshops in the US and Europe to further perfect her creative skills. Amongst her array of creative expertise, Rana counts painting, graphic design, Islamic drawing, Venetian glass blowing and flower arranging as favoured indulgences; incorporating the design influence she acquired from these art forms into her leather bag designs.
Rajadano aspires to capture the essence of cultural nostalgia and ethnic beauty and make this accessible to the everyday fashionista. With a select range of 107 serial numbered bags produced in each collection, Rajadano is not only an example of striking design mastery, but indeed a stark symbol of exclusivity. Inspiration for the ‘Rajadano Agate’ collection surfaced from grouping the tradition, mysticism and ethnic heritage of Saudi Arabia resulting in intricately detailed designs using traditional materials and beading to produce a genuinely unique pattern, with adornments of handcrafted leather embroidery and Agate semi-precious stones.
The ‘Rajadano Agate’ collection comprises of four different styles. An assortment from evening clutches to everyday shoulder bags, and in keeping with the Agate inspiration, the collection combines metallic leather with earthy tones and comes in three shades of brown, metallic colours of gold, silver and bronze alongside the classic black and white leather pieces. Embroidered with various Islamic patterns in silver and gold coloured thread, festooned with an array of differently coloured Agate stone, each Rajadano creation depicts an inimitable facet of style personality; a perfect embodiment of cultural enchantment.
Rana Al Soliman will be showcasing her outstanding ‘Agate Collection’ at the Jalouse Fashion Rocks LFW closing show which will celebrate another spectacular season of LFW and is being held at upmarket celebrity hotspot Jalouse on 22nd September 2010.
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