It was a journey to Africa, to its magical and dreamy landscapes, that summoned the perfect inspiration for Adriana Castro to turn her gaze to its culture and give life to a unique piece with the capacity to change, for good, everything that surrounds her, the Azza bag.
The starting point of this new creation was the cultural and territorial exploration of the Maghreb; Tangier and Chefchaouen. The first, a beautiful city of millenary history situated in the extreme north of Morocco, which plays as a nexus to many cultures.
There, where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, its flavors, traditions and architecture inspired some of the colors and shapes of the Azza bag. Its surrealistic sunsets and colorful spices translate into the bag’s ample color palette.
The second, better known as the blue city, with its fascinating intense- blue houses and its cobblestone and sloping streets full of looms - the feeling of roaming through it without a direction, without a hurry, without eagerness, served as the compass that marked the creation of each sketch.
The color palette evoked by Henri Matisse’s paintings inspired by Tangier also seduced Adriana Castro, who opted for shades such as Spicy red, Chaouen blue, Cashmere, Mustard, Black and Natural, to dye the new bag.
The Azza bag is a feminine design that surrenders to modern geometry, but with a powerful meaning. Its name is of Arab origin that translates into a free woman, fascinated by the unknown, risky and sometimes rebellious, who likes to shine and be the center - hence the handle as the protagonist of design. So independent and sometimes authoritarian that, in love, she is usually who takes control.
The bag is characterized by its textures presented in a variety of noble and durable materials, such as leathe and exotics. Its handmade horn handle and its suede interior, exploits completely its ability to transform, since it can be held directly from its handle or by its additional strap.
Made in Colombia, with love.