The size is an ode to my mother [Carolina Herrera] who is always complaining that I wear my bags too big,” laughed Herrera Baez at the Paris launch.
The event took place at the brand’s Paris flagship on Wednesday, with the likes of Salomé Lelouch and Pamela Golbin in attendance. Made from an exclusive leather dubbed Goya, and available in seven bright color combinations inspired by the palette of the spring 2012 Carolina Herrera New York collection, the design is a miniature take on the CH Carolina Herrera brand’s iconic Matryoshka bucket tote.
“I wanted to enhance one of the brand’s most iconic bags with striking colour combinations. I have always liked the Matryoshka bag for its simple and clean lines, which means you can play with powerful colour contrast,” said Herrera Baez.
The Mini Matryoshka bag line has just entered CH Carolina Herrera stores and the main Carolina Herrera New York stores. Herrera Baez has also designed a ballerina on exclusive for the London, New York and Paris stores of CH Carolina Herrera, which is the lifestyle brand of Carolina Herrera New York. CH Carolina Herrera has 89 freestanding stores globally and 199 shops-in-shop. Around 15 store openings are planned for this year, including one in Saint-Tropez over the next couple of weeks, as well as a second London store.