Mario Hernández presents Azulejo his collection of leather goods inspired by the Caribbean sidewalks24 May 2021
The Mario Hernández company, the important Colombian leather goods brand, presented a collection of bags and wallets for women inspired by the brand's iconic butterflies and the geometry of the traditional tiles on its sidewalks. These lines are an expression of the particular mixture of cultures that has enriched that country.
The Colombian brand Mario Hernández, the first Latin American brand to go international, is an expression of Colombian luxury.
The “Azulejo” line is inspired by the cultural richness and the past that identifies the country. The women's bags in this collection feature a butterfly pattern that pays homage to the tiles of the houses and farms of yesteryear. And the geometry of Colombian tiles, with their eclectic combinations of shapes and colors, which are the result of a particular mix of cultures and artistic movements.
This unpublished design by Mario Hernández enriches the front of purses and wallets made of cowhide with a smooth appearance and simple but contemporary shapes that also show beautiful color contrasts.
The ‘tiles’ are embroidered on a piece of fabric that is then applied to the leather to create this optical effect in which tradition and modernity merge, and which emphasizes one of the iconic elements of the brand: butterflies.
Cement tiles and hydraulic mosaics arrived in Colombia at the time of the Republic and became a novel material for architecture, which brought a significant change in the management of interiors, providing spaces with aesthetic and hygienic benefits. .
These ornamental elements were very popular in the cities of the Colombian Caribbean, especially in Barranquilla, a population that in this period received different migrations that brought with them different customs and traditions, many of them reflected in the architecture and, specifically, in the tiles. and tiles.
The motifs and colors of the Colombian tiles is a unique legacy of that time, which can still be seen in some parts of the country, images that today are rescued and redefined by the Mario Hernández company in its collection of leather goods.