2011 FINALIST

Liliana Avila - Liliana Avila Caracas

Finalist of the Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design



Venezuela



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2011 Finalist Liliana Avila Liliana Avila Caracas

Liliana Avila FINALIST'S PROFILE

What was your inspiration for this bag?
The Apaporis Cayman, an endangered and beautiful species of cayman that inhabits Colombia and my native Venezuela. After visiting a croc farm to study the possibility of using real croc skin, I was appalled by the treatment of these ancient and majestic creatures, which are not meant to live in captivity, let alone the gruesome and inhumane conditions of most farms in Latin America and Southeastern Asia.

What are the retail price-points of your line?
$150-$550

Do you change your silhouettes and materials every season?
Yes

What other handbag designers have inspired you?
Coco Chanel, Carolina Herrera

Where are your bags currently sold?
Various boutiques and websites in different countries

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