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MAWI DOES BRUNO MAGLI: Jewelry designer Mawi Keivom partnered with Bruno Magli on a capsule pre-fall collection of footwear and handbags, toasting the collaboration with a cocktail event at the Italian company’s New York showroom on Tuesday. Offerings include two styles of $1,100 crystal and hardware laden pumps — one pair pointy toed and satin, the other peep toe and calf hair — as well as an $1,875 clutch that comes in saturated Kelly green, purple and a leopard print calf hair. Bruno Magli creative director Max Kibardin told WWD that he incorporates the brand’s classic pump into the collection every season using different materials.
“This is how she [Mawi] interprets our signature pump. We like to see how far we can push the embellishments. It’s a way to experiment.” A necklace, earrings and bracelet will also be part of the selection that will hit retailers and Bruno Magli’s U.S. and Italian e-commerce sites in early summer. “We used our signature components — the spikes, the tubes, the crystal — to create something that is classic, chic and timeless with an edge. The classic Bruno Magli pump was the perfect canvas,” London-based Keivom said.
This story first appeared in the December 11, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.