Raquelon Coat in Green
Powerful, lustrous long hand-knitted coat with full, braided shawl collar. Named Raquelón after its weaver, Raquel, one of Paula’s favourite and beloved weavers. Hand-knitted by the sea, in the fishing village of José Ignacio, Uruguay where Paula Martini has its atelier Bajo el Alma. 30% Silk, 70% Merino. One Size fits sizes UK 6 and 8 / Small and Medium. Shoulders width: 42 cm. Length: 120 cm.
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Latin America Sourced Yarns
Inspired by the great Uruguayan tradition of the handmade, along with elegant simplicity of her natural surroundings on the ocean, Paula’s all-season designs are a unique brand, in which each piece is crafted from a select choice of yarns sourced from across Latin America and and dyed by hand in her own atelier. Day-to-night, beach-to-cocktail these are garments that play with shape and volume in a wide variety of stitches and textures. They are pieces to be cherished and kept, always outliving seasonal trends.
Intimately Crafted By Hand
Because of Paula’s high standard of craftsmanship -and, of course, through the intimacy of the artisans’ own labors in executing her designs – these garments carry within them the sense of having been touched, enhancing the feeling of comfort and warmth in each. The pieces speak of the appreciation of patience and they become emotional clothing. Handmade was a genuine choice for Paula, an obvious extension of her natural surroundings, but it was also a way of preserving a craft that has always been practised by women in the area and that is not much embraced by younger generations.