In Japan, Weekend Max Mara’s ‘Pasticcino’ bag is remodeled with native craft

by Editorial Team

First launched in 2016, the ‘Pasticcino’ bag, by Weekend Max Mara, takes its identify from the Italian phrase for ‘small pastry’ – its scooping design, in gathered material, hooked up with a small metallic body and ball closure, is made to be clasped within the hand as one would possibly a cornetto on a morning commute. The model, which remembers the nostalgic glamour of clasp-fastening night baggage of the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, has been in everlasting rotation ever since, reimagined in infinite iterations of color, sample, dimension and materials.

In 2022, the ‘Pasticcino’ launched into a world tour, setting off from its native Milan, and travelling first to Venice. There it was reimagined within the metropolis’s luxurious Fortuny materials (that are nonetheless made in Mariano Fortuny’s century-old textile mill housed in an historical convent on the Venetian island of Giudecca) and studded with candy-like gobstopper Murano glass clasps by Gambaro & Tagliapietra. The second cease on the tour was France, the place a guipure lace exterior by Dentelles André Laude captured Paris’ synonymy with savoir-faire. In the meantime, a faïence ceramic clasp was created by earthenware manufacturing facility Manufacture des Emaux de Longwy, based in 1789.

Weekend Max Mara’s ‘Pasticcino’ bag takes a visit to Kyoto, Japan

One of many craftspeople of Bottega Nakamori-Kumihimo works on the clasps used for the ‘Pasticcino Bag Treasures of Japan’

(Picture credit score: Courtesy of Max Mara)

This month, the ‘Pasticcino’ makes the following cease on its round-the-world odyssey, touchdown in Kyoto, Japan, the traditional metropolis lengthy identified for its dedication to craft – from ornamental followers and glazed pottery to woodwork, kimono dyeing and stonecraft. Titled the ‘Pasticcino Bag Treasures of Japan’, this version is crafted from the wealthy and evocative materials made by Kawashima Selkon Textiles, an organization that has been creating silk jacquards for conventional Japanese formalwear and interiors since 1843. The bag is available in six variants and two sizes, every restricted version, and options totally different motifs from fluttering birds to blooming peonies, roses and buttercups.

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