On a cozy autumn afternoon I was able to meet with designer Kaia Peterka
to gain a sneak peek of exclusive clutches and handbags. For Kaia art and travel
are prominent inspirations for her collections. Her use of color and
texture are eclectic, versatile, and sexy.
Born in Oslo to a Norwegian
mother and Czech father, Kaia has an adventurous spirit and insatiable wanderlust.
Growing up with “gallerist” parents, art was always a seamless part
of life. Her experiments with color and form and her eclectic perspective result
in modern and original collections, well suited to everyday life or exotic adventures. These adventures have been realized when Kaia decided to hone in her skills
through roles in buying, sales, strategy and consulting while taking classes
at FIT and Parsons in the evenings. In anticipation of venturing out on her
own, Kaia earned an MBA with Honors at Columbia University, realizing it would
take more than creativity and passion to succeed.
Kaia Peterka debuted her first full collection in fall 2006. The line is available
at Saks Fifth Avenue
, fine specialty stores nationwide, and
- - in addition to her namesake collection, Kaia has created exclusive designs
for the Broadway hit, Wicked
, and also creates custom pieces for private
clients around the world.From clutches to large shoulder bags, the Kaia Peterka collection makes stylish
living easy for even the busiest of days. The bags' cuts are elegant
yet clean and simple, blunt and unapologetic in their modernity.
extra charm is the exquisite brocade lining inside every bag’s interior. Kaia Peterka handbags are made with care in the Chelsea neighborhood of New
York City. The handbags are put together, largely by hand, with intense attention
to detail. The close proximity between designer and maker allows Kaia to be
involved in every step of the creative process. The energy of New York City
is evident in every bag.
For more information please visit www.kaiapeterka.com