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Sara Battaglia – The Italian girl that build a colourful empire at the age of 26

Sara Battaglia – The Italian girl that build a colourful empire at the age of 26

Sara Battaglia is a fashion designer from Italy and the founder of the Sara Battaglia fashion label. Known for her riotous, rainbow-bedecked handbags and equally slick clothing collection, this Milanese local is something of a style savant.

Giovanna and Sara Battaglia
Giovanna and Sara Battaglia

Sara was growing up in a very creative household – her mother was a sculptor and her father was a painter. Designer’s siblings are all working in the fashion industry, including the stylist and fashion icon – Giovanna Battaglia. Since a very young age, Sara had a freedom to create things from the scratch. Asked when did she decide about becoming a designer, Sara says:

“It was making clothes for my Barbie as a child  – such a cliché, but true. I remember stealing a piece of fabric from my mother to make my first handbag when I was six. She was very upset…”

After graduating in Arts at the Brera Academy, the designer moved from Milan to Florence and then Paris, until she decided to establish her atelier back in Milan. In 2010, Sara launched her first colourful handbag line, ate the age of 26, that became a big success in the fashion world.

“The first thing is that a bag has to be functional,” she says, “and then it has to capture your attention. But it’s important to me that it’s never too extreme for any occasion. You should be able to carry it from morning until evening.”

During last years, Sara collaborated with international fashion brands such as Salvatore Ferragamo and Frame. In May, 2018, Battaglia was awarded as the “Best Emerging Brand” for the Fashion category in Italy by the Altagamma Foundation. In June 2018, the designer was included in “The Next 100 Italy”, a special issue of MF Fashion magazine including a selection of 100 people who will have a future impact in the fashion panorama.

Asked how her clothes are designed to be worn, Sara replies:

“The idea is daywear – but not everyday wear. I wanted to create a line to take a woman from morning to cocktail hour. She might be going to a business meeting on a Friday then flying off to St Tropez for the weekend, but she’s wearing the same outfit throughout. I’m focused on the needs of the modern woman, and want to offer her something simple but beautiful, special and different.”

Here you can find some amazing and colourful options to brighten up your wardrobe from Sara Battaglia Collection: