We can’t wait to get our hands on this vulva-inspired Be Bag that is about “trusting in the magic of fleeting encounters and seizing everything that comes with it,” according to designer Rita Nazareno. She stated that an encounter with a beautiful soul inspired its completion. In 2016, Nazareno also said that her bags are anatomically designed to be “compatible with the user’s body figure.”
The bag embraces authenticity as it encourages everyone to express their true selves. “It is an empowering and sometimes frightening process—to be on a path of self-discovery and feel the urge to express your truth every step of the way,” says Nazareno. “I am fortunate to have the opportunity to do this through my work.”
While the path to self-discovery may be scary and confusing for many, it’s always nice to have an outlet to accompany us through it all. In Nazareno’s case, she uses art as a means to channel and understand her emotions better in the process of learning about herself. Moreover, the Be Bag is the perfect ode to lady parts. It breaks the stigma surrounding women’s bodies and sexuality, as the bag reminds us that we are free to become who we want to be without any shame.
ZACARIAS 1925 is hand-woven at the Nazareno family’s S.C. Vizcarra Workshop, a renowned label in the field of crafts in the Philippines.
The ZACARIAS 1925 Be Bags will be available in Manila in early 2020.
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