About Clara Kasavina
Clara Kasavina, the line of luxurious accessories hand-made in New York, is renowned for its innovation and meticulous craftsmanship. In a collaboration between husband and wife, visionary and sculptor, each handbag, minaudière, belt, and piece of jewelry is conceived and created with painstaking attention to taste and detail.
Clara Kasavina’s partner and husband, Misha Berger, sculpts all the metalwork by hand in their New York studio in conjunction with a team of specialized artisans.
The husband and wife duo met as children in the Ukraine, and then again as adults in New York. Getting their start designing and manufacturing belt buckles for Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan, the team was soon recognized by specialty stores across the US in what is now a 30-year celebrated tradition of designing exclusively handmade handbags and accessories worn by celebrities throughout the world and featured in the top fashion magazines of our time.
These are pieces of highly collectible art. They are designed, cast, and manufactured entirely by hand. The house maintains a decades-old library of original molds. All frames are poured and cast by hand in the Clara Kasavina factory, and all products are completely hand-sewn and sculpted. They are achieved with only the highest level of materials: luxurious leather, exotic skins and furs, Swarovski® crystal, and precious metals.
The brand was showcased in "Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel," organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. True works of art, they are collectibles fit to be passed on from lifetime to lifetime.
Winner: 5th Annual Independent Designer Handbag Award 2011 for InStyle's Ready Red Carpet Evening Bag.
Nominated: Best Use of Swarovski® Elements, 2010.
Hand-selected: Candy Pratts Price for Vogue.com.
Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, Town & Country, Inside Weddings, WWD, etc.
Frequent celebrity choice!