Grey Sheep




Istituto Marangoni - Milan - Italy

Manuela Rinaldi is an Italian designer who, after graduating in “Fashion Design” at Istituto Marangoni in Milan, began in 2005 her professional career in Costume National, working within the style in the Accessories & Handbags Department.

Since 2006, for the young designer, started some of the most important and formative experiences of her career that will lead her, in a totally unconscious, towards the realization of that dream cultivated since the tender age of 4 years.

Then Manuela collaborates in Trussardi before and in Dolce & Gabbana later where she has the great opportunity to mature experiences within the Design Department, with a strong propensity to the product, essential for the development of the collections.

After years of experience in some of the most important and international brands, the designer returns to her first love - Woman Accessories - accepting an important role within an emerging but very successful brand - Elizabetta Franchi - for which she created and developed the entire Accessories & Handbags Department.

The end of the latter experience in 2012, marks her personal debut with the presentation of her first Accessories & Handbags Collection SS14, branded Manurina.

Manurina is a “Made in Italy" brand of accessories & handbags.

The team consists of the designer Manuela Rinaldi with many years of experience in some of the most important international fashion brands as Costume National, Trussardi, Dolce & Gabbana, Elisabetta Franchi and of Mauro Culotta with his experiences as Sales Manager in Bottega Veneta first and in Gucci later.

The bags, precise and geometric, refer to her major point of inspiration: art and design.
Passion for linear and balanced forms characterizes the creative work of the designer, sealed with strong colour combinations.
The decorative elements, such as cubical studs and the metal details are the identity of the brand.

The main feature in the bags Manurina is good taste, natural elegance and style.

Beauty, fashion and dream are indicated as archetype template in her daily life.

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