November 09, 2017
"Iridescence" captures more than one aspect of Ximena Kavalekas' eponymous line of handcrafted python accessories. On one hand, the term refers to one of the many dazzling finishes that bring a signature Miami flamboyance to the timeless collection of bags made in Italy; on the other hand, "iridescent" adequately describes the designer herself, who has a contagious joie de vivre. Born in Ecuador, Kavalekas became a Miamian in 2000. "Miami is in my soul. I feel very Miami," says the designer. It's no surprise, then, that the same bags designed to embody the designer's spirit just as readily speak to Miami's wild, sun-drenched sophistication.