2016 FINALIST

Krasimira Georgieva - Kristina George

Finalist of the The EVINE Live Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design



United States



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2016 Finalist Krasimira Georgieva Kristina George

Krasimira Georgieva FINALIST'S PROFILE

What was your inspiration for this bag?
The Izabelle top-handle style was inspired by grand architectural themes seen in a metropolitan skyline. The geometrical detail work on the front was inspired by contemporary staircases and on a metaphorical level the staircases the lead to happiness.

What are the retail price-points of your line?
We have 5 different styles that vary between $330 and $780.

Do you change your silhouettes and materials every season?
In our debut collection we have cognized the sentiment that style sees no age limit, nor seasonal border, and thus we designed a collection that is both cross-generational and cross-seasonal. We are constantly exploring different materials and designs to incorporate in the upcoming collections. We have started working on new designs and planning on adding more colorways to some of the existing models. During our launch year we have gathered invaluable feedback from customers, buyers and influencers, which is helping us tremendously with the evolution of our brand.

What other handbag designers have inspired you?
Some of the greatest handbag designers that have inspired us are: Anya Hindmarch, Trina Turk,Givenchy, Kara Ross, Botkier, Hermes, Marni, Kate Spade, Lanvin, Alexander Wang, Sophie Hulme, Brunello Cucinelli

What makes your line innovative and worth of overall?
Kristina George is a contemporary brand with the vision to create timeless, luxurious and bold looks. Each handbag embodies creative design, geometrical elements and unique style. The debut collection was designed with one dream in mind – to create a memorable and exquisite look that encompasses both the practical luxury and evening glamour attitude of the modern woman. Carefully choosing all elements to define the quality and individuality of each handbag, we collaborated with a small atelier with over 30 years of experience in luxury handmade leather goods and custom made accessories. The handcrafted bags feature the highest quality calfskin leather, processed using special techniques and finishes to create a desired depth of color without sacrificing leather’s natural softness and glow. The crystal stones featuring two of the models are hand cut by an award-winning artist with utmost precision and detail, creating a unique piece of jewelry. It takes 2 hours to make one single crystal.

Bag Description
Kristina George, Izabelle Tophandle bag, Handmade three-dimensional prisms front detail, Cobalt blue soft calfskin leather $780

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