Sara Valente Roma
Daily life and imagination. Pure geometrical shapes and oriental influences for bags that become designer items
In the designer’s collections pure geometry is modelled with lines of oriental contamination; turning creative inspiration into innovative, multifunctional design dipping into both daily life and imagination. All born of the passion for crafts and manual skills and observing what surrounds us, anywhere at any time; searching continually for items that stand out for lines and shapes. Items which she can play with modifying their very essence, maybe adding just a pair of handles. For the designer, artistic work has a game component: you need to have fun creating, implementing, doing, transmitting part of this playfulness to items, to the bag and woman wearing it.
Changing shape and size to meet needs, Sara Valente bags, designed and created by hand, fluctuate conceptually between fashion accessory and designer item.
The rigour of evident reliefs, pleated, create elegance and sensuality, fitting into the soft movement of prestigious leathers where corners and curves complete the design. Surplus volumes and versatility adapt to an elegant, independent woman, letting her combine elegance and practicality with a touch of craft innovation.
Oriental world cleanliness, rigour and minimalism matched with the Italian crafts tradition creating Zen items to “dress” the woman, making her forget the idea of “container” bag as she once knew it.
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Q&A with Sara Valente
Your town. And three words to describe it.
Rome. Sublime, immobile, disenchanted.
Three words to describe your projects.
Imagination, geometry, transformation.
Antique, modern or contemporary?
Reread antique to discover contemporary.
The most precious item you own?
A black and white photo of my family in a heart-shaped wooden frame.
Where is design going?
Between luxury and Ikea.
Where are you going?
Towards realising my qualities.
Three words to describe Italy.
Unique, corrupt, individualist.
If not in Italy, where?
Anywhere. Travel a lot but always coming back.