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Fashion designer Patricia Bonaldi announces foray into jewelry


Patricia Bonaldi, the Brazilian designer of her eponymous label PatBO launched its very first jewelry collection in collaboration with Ranjana Khan.

“We met by accident! Bonaldi shared with Forbes de São Paulo, where she will be opening a new store in the coming days. “We were both on vacation in Careyes, Mexico over a year ago, we started dancing, and that’s how it all started.” Bonaldi then discovered other Khan pieces while shopping in Cartagena, Colombia, and fell in love with a feathered earring. This fortuitous moment sparked the phone call that led to the collection we see today.

PatBO is known for its tropical, bohemian aesthetic with bold prints and feminine details, worn by sequins on vacation from around the world. Still taking inspiration from Patricia Bonaldi’s homeland, Brazil, and produced in her hometown of Uberlândia, the accessories feel like such an authentic extension of her current line. And for those who have been fans of the brand since its inception, it is an exciting moment “about the weather”.

In this first jewelry capsule, each style draws design codes from original Bonaldi prints with a mix of unexpected and eclectic materials. Designer Ranjana Khan, originally from Mumbai, India, shares a similar passion for travel and draws much of her inspiration from her globetrotting adventures. Lava stone, silk petals, Swarovski crystals, baroque pearls and seashells are painstakingly placed throughout the collection, all handcrafted by Khan on his travels through Indonesia, Colombia and the United Kingdom. Italy. The exceptional creation is a white headdress made up of more than a dozen ostrich feathers, glass beads and crystals, imagined both as a fashion statement or for a bride.

Aside from similar passions and design aesthetics, what really attracted Patricia Bonaldi to Ranjana Khan was above all their shared values ​​of craftsmanship and the support of artisans from their home countries. Almost ten years ago, Bonaldi was thinking about ways to improve her production and decided to open her own school, allowing the designer to educate, train and produce her collections entirely in her hometown of Uberlândia. Over 400 artisans learned to embroider, sew and paint through Bonaldi’s school, and are the hands behind PatBO’s haute couture craftsmanship.

Available today, the range of jewelry sells for between $ 330 and $ 795, and for sales made through the brand’s e-commerce page, PatBO.com will donate a percentage of the profits to The rights of the child and you, which supports disadvantaged children in India.

Discussions for future jewelry collections are already underway, and as for Patricia Bonaldi’s next adventure, the creator of the jet set has her sights set on Peru.