The roaring ‘20s of the 21st century call for compact opulence. Straight out of minaudière dreams, Rosantica is an Italian label that infuses traditional Roman-inspired designs with directional shapes. The lovechild of Michela Panero, Rosantica was launched in 2009 to craft accessories for the seekers of all things extraordinary.
Michela Panero was always passionate about jewellery and gemstones. After having collaborated with many distinguished high fashion houses in Milan, Michela incepted her own bejewelled accessories label. She started off with statement jewellery and later merged her eye for intricacy with an entirely new segment- bags. With a unique personal aesthetic and in-depth research in her arsenal, Michela’s lovechild was created on the foundation of Italian craftsmanship traditions.
By summarizing in every accessory, one’s individualistic style and aesthetic, Rosantica has given us 5 things to stand in awe of:
A distinctive personality is embedded in the very DNA of Rosantica. Michela’s personal aesthetic stems from a need to be unique and stand out. This is a feat that is also channelled through her designs, moulding a strong character for the label. Ordinary details are avoided and replaced with consciously lavish elements of design and materials.
Handmade in Milano
Michela Panero’s vision for Rosantica comes to life with artisanal Italian expertise in jewellery making, combined with precious materials and vibrant colours. Crafting each piece requires a string of processes and craftsmen that carefully and consciously give shape to the bags. It is the ‘Made in Italy’ heritage that gives Rosantica it’s unparalleled trait.
A natural progression from jewellery, Rosantica’s bags have evolved with a detour through the world of art. With handbags made of silk or velvet and covered in crystals and pearls, you can skip jewellery altogether while slinging around a Rosantica piece.
Michela Panero was raised in Brazil, where she was exposed to the world of minerals and gems. She continued to live in America for the next decade, and carried her fascination with jewels throughout. The vibrant mix of cultures in Brazil and American Impressionism are some of the major artistic influences that are translated within Rosantica’s designs.
With a seal of approval from Queen Bey, these bejewelled bags have amassed quite a celebrity fan following over the years. Minaudière's from Rosantica have been spotted on the arms of fashion mavens like Taraji P Henson, Lily Collins, Ashley Graham and many more.
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