For my current spring collection a drew inspiration form Brazil and the Tropicalismo movement in paticular.
Tropicalismo or Tropicália, is a Brazilian art movement that arose in the late 1960s and encompassed theatre, poetry, and music, among other forms.
Tropicália is associated almost exclusively with the musical expression movement, both in Brazil and internationally, which arose from the fusion of several musical genres,such as Brazilian and African rhythms and rock and roll.
Tropicalismo became a way for Brazil to assert itself against European post-colonial cultural domination.
All that combined with color, sensuality and music were the perfect starting point for a new collection!
Have a first taste here.
have always loved the colorful cheery look of the "kourelou" kilims.
In the summerI you can find them everywhere in the greek islands as they make cheer full and inexpensive throws or rugs.
One summer day while sipping my coffee sitting on one of them in cafe in the island of Sifnos l had the idea that it would be great to convert this strong visual of summer in an item l could hold onto all year long.
With a little patience and many stitches my kilim bag line was born.
I went sourcing for materials yesterday and could not resist buying meters and meters of these lovely vibrant colored cords.
Bold color is a dominant trend for this spring, so all l have to do now is get to work to turn these cords into beautiful necklaces and bracelets.
The logo of my brand , Maslinda is two Japanese water lilies, a flower that symbolizes innocence and passion at the same time.
I have a thing with everything Japanese and i immediately liked these because they are minimal and kind of abstract.
Why two? Well, i believe two is better than one every time!
Please let me introduce myself.
My name is Fani and i share my time between the busy city on Athens and the tiny island of Amorgos.
Maslinda is my line of handmade jewelry and accessories and it literally means "prettier" in portuguese.
My origins have nothing central american (at least in this life) but when l was brainstorming for a name "maslinda" came up and it sounded great, it had a great meaning (after all the point of accessorizing is to look prettier) plus "Linda" was the surname of by beloved grandma that believed in two things: fashion and hard work.
I looked no further, Maslinda was born!