{alt missing}

Paula Cademartori

Designer, Paula Cademartori

Paula Cademartori's Live Mosaic

What is the BoF 500?

The BoF 500 is the definitive professional index of the people shaping the $2.4 trillion fashion industry, hand-selected by the editors of The Business of Fashion, based on hundreds of nominations received from current BoF 500 members, extensive data analysis and research.

Biography

Paula Cademartori ’s flamboyant Italian-made accessories have become a global street style hit, sported by the likes of Anna Della Russo and Miroslava Duma .

At the age of 21, Paula Cademartori — then an industrial design graduate living in Brazil — crossed continents to Milan, to enroll in a master’s degree in accessory design at Istituto Marangoni.

Following her Master’s, the designer spent three years in Versace’s accessory department, leaving in 2009 to take part in the Vogue Talents contest, which she entered with a 32-piece shoe collection. In 2010, after a year working as a design consultant, Cademartori pooled her savings with some financial support from her parents and launched her eponymous line of handbags, made by Italian artisans.

By 2014, the label was frequently seen on the arm of street style stars like Miroslava Duma and Anna Dello Russo, and projected €2.2 million (about $2.8 million) in revenue. In 2015, it expanded into footwear. Cademartori also independently consults for Italian accessories and leather goods companies. 

Education

Istituto Marangoni

Istituto Marangoni

Share This Profile

Vital Statistics

Nationality

Brazil

Location
Italy

Similar Profiles

Rahul Mishra

Designer, Rahul Mishra

Alessandra Facchinetti

Outgoing Creative Director of Women's Collections, Tod's

Alessandro Sartori

Artistic Director, Ermenegildo Zegna