Manuela Rinaldi is an Italian designer who, after graduating in “Fashion Design” at Istituto Marangoni in Milan, began in 2005 her professional career in Costume National, working in the Accessories & Handbags Department. Since 2006, for the young designer, started some of the most important and formative experiences of her career that will lead her, towards the realization of that dream cultivated since the tender age of 4 years. Manuela collaborates with Trussardi and with Dolce & Gabbana where she has the great opportunity to mature experiences within the Design Department, with a strong propensity to the product, essential for the development of the collections. After years of experience in some of the most important and international brands, the designer returns to her first love – Woman Accessories – accepting an important role within an emerging but very successful brand – Elisabetta Franchi – for which she created and developed the entire Accessories & Handbags Department. The end of the latter experience in 2012, marks her personal debut with the presentation of her first Accessories & Handbags Collection SS14 branded Manurina, creative fusion of her name: Manuela Rinaldi. Manurina is an intuition comes true.
The entity of Manuela Rinaldi from one hand, with her own love and passion for fashion, and of Mauro Culotta from the other, with his experience in the commercial and marketing department of the most important fashion
brands. Manurina combines values such as craftsmanship and refinement of materials and finishes to her creative style that represents her philosophy. Not without difficulties however…
The desire to describe herself.
The desire to perceive her true inspiration.
The desire to convey what underlies everything: passion for art, for architecture, for design and illustration.
For this reason, fashion is her instrument of maximum expression in which all her interests and passions merge. Manurina is aimed to those women who love details and a linear style, who are never taking for granted and who identify themselves in the product and in its essentiality.
The woman she desires to accompany is a woman who wants to come close to the lost values of beauty, of prestige and of refinement to discover and relive the emotional value of an object.
The designer devotes much attention to every single step of her work that allows her to create exclusive and unique collections.
On one hand the passion for art is reflected in the geometry of lines and cuts in which there is a perfect balance between colors, materials and shapes.
From the other, the commitment to create a refined product characterized by metallic details.
All aimed to a product that could be beautiful but also practical, a product that would like to be seen.
The main feature in the bags Manurina is good taste, natural elegance and style.
Beauty, fashion and dream are indicated as archetype template in her daily life.
Creative since childhood, Manuela Rinaldi studied fashion design at Istituto Marangoni in Milan and she graduated in 2005. After important experiences as Accessories Designer in international maison such as Costume National, Trussardi and Dolce & Gabbana, she accepted the challenge of creating and developing the Accessories & Handbags Department of the brand Elisabetta Franchi.
In 2013 she decided to follow the dream of her own brand and she launched her first collection Spring-Summer 2014, branded Manurina. The bags, precise and geometric, refer to her major point of inspiration: art and design. In fact, her great passion for these disciplines is the common thread running through all her creative path and passion for linear and balanced forms characterizes the creative work of the designer, sealed with strong colour combinations.
The decorative elements, such as cubical studs and the metal details, are the brand identity. The essential and refined design, the meticulous attention to details and the craftsmanship of a “Made in Italy” product distinguish Manurina and make it unique and unmistakable.