Mariposa

A constellation pauses between emerald green and a mirror like sky.
It stretches along the line of the horizon, timid and solitary, moving slightly with every new gust of warm wind.
Mariposa is a tribute, a contralto voice that sings and rests on white petals, speaks of Cuba, and is fragrant with history. It is a flower that celebrates Cuba, its streets and the sincere smiles of the people. Part of their flag, it decorates the balconies of colorful houses while young girls wear the flowers in hair that falls onto dark skin.
It is the memories of a journey that fill his suitcase on the return home.
Franco Zanellato got to see a hidden unfrequented Cuba that he took back with him, observed from a distance and transformed into what he does best.

A special meeting with a mysterious artist who welcomes him into his home and shows him small paintings on an ochre wall. Mariposa grew between those watercolors, bloomed on the corners of the frames, a shy inspiration for the woman with the big green eyes.
This touching story is what inspired Franco Zanellato to create his latest leather gem named after the Cuban flower, interpreting its gracefulness in a flower print. Seven shades of color, seven ways to live a city that looks like a painting by a distracted artist who exaggerates with color but creates new tones. Looking at this landscape painting, Franco Zanellato decides to paint his own, blending fashion with the intense color of ideas that work. Mariposa is presented inside a frame in colors that vibrate with light and illuminate the recently patented Pura leather.

As in an impressionist painting, the print mutates with every change of prospective, it leads the eye of the observer to rest on the perfect details of this gem on leather. Art becomes an accessory in a new exclusive dimension where each article is numbered and becomes a unique collectable.
Choosing a bag requires skillful observation that celebrates the authenticity, elegance and artistic Italian sensitivity of which Franco Zanellato is an unrivalled patron.
Mariposa never abandons the frame even after its purchase, and leaving the shop, the buyer is now the owner of a unique work of art together with the frame that enshrines it.
 
A vision that becomes reality, a journey in search of a distant world that exquisitely becomes a part of us.
 
An inspiration that looks towards Cuba but remains anchored in Italy, in the innate creative inclination that lives in art and expresses itself through intuition and a new outlook.

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  • NINA ZANELLATO® M - Mariposa - Rojo
    6517-10-73

    Mariposa is a flower celebrating Havana, the  Franco Zanellato tribute to Cuba: art comes alive in a exclusive tromp l’oeil with an handcrafted soul, becaming the Zanellato iconic Nina Zanellato®.  Finally available at Zanellato boutique in Milan, Saint Tropez and exclusively on our Digital Boutique, Mariposa is made of the innovative PURA...

    1 180,00 €
  • Postina® S - Mariposa - Naranja
    6138-10-04

    Mariposa is a flower celebrating Havana, the Franco Zanellato tribute to Cuba: art comes alive in a exclusive tromp l’oeil with an handcrafted soul, becaming the Zanellato iconic Postina®.  Finally available at Zanellato boutique in Milan, Saint Tropez and exclusively on our Digital Boutique, Mariposa is made of the innovative PURA® leather.Mariposa...

    990,00 €
  • Postina® M - Mariposa - Amarillo
    6134-10-C9

    Mariposa is a flower celebrating Havana, the Franco Zanellato tribute to Cuba: art comes alive in a exclusive tromp l’oeil with an handcrafted soul, becaming the Zanellato iconic Postina®.  Finally available at Zanellato boutique in Milan, Saint Tropez and exclusively on our Digital Boutique, Mariposa is made of the innovative PURA® leather.Mariposa...

    1 190,00 €
  • NINA ZANELLATO® M - Mariposa - Turquesa
    6517-10-C4

    Mariposa is a flower celebrating Havana, the  Franco Zanellato tribute to Cuba: art comes alive in a exclusive tromp l’oeil with an handcrafted soul, becaming the Zanellato iconic Nina Zanellato®.  Finally available at Zanellato boutique in Milan, Saint Tropez and exclusively on our Digital Boutique, Mariposa is made of the innovative PURA...

    1 180,00 €
  • Postina® S - Mariposa - Turquesa
    6138-10-C4

    Mariposa is a flower celebrating Havana, the Franco Zanellato tribute to Cuba: art comes alive in a exclusive tromp l’oeil with an handcrafted soul, becaming the Zanellato iconic Postina®.  Finally available at Zanellato boutique in Milan, Saint Tropez and exclusively on our Digital Boutique, Mariposa is made of the innotive PURA® leather.Mariposa...

    990,00 €
  • Postina® M - Mariposa - Turquesa
    6134-10-C4

    Mariposa is a flower celebrating Havana, the Franco Zanellato tribute to Cuba: art comes alive in a exclusive tromp l’oeil with an handcrafted soul, becaming the Zanellato iconic Postina®.  Finally available at Zanellato boutique in Milan, Saint Tropez and exclusively on our Digital Boutique, Mariposa is made of the innotive PURA® leather.Mariposa...

    1 190,00 €
  • Postina® S - Mariposa - Azul
    6138-10-35

    Mariposa is a flower celebrating Havana, the Franco Zanellato tribute to Cuba: art comes alive in a exclusive tromp l’oeil with an handcrafted soul, becaming the Zanellato iconic Postina®.  Finally available at Zanellato boutique in Milan, Saint Tropez and exclusively on our Digital Boutique, Mariposa is made of the innovative PURA® leather.Mariposa...

    990,00 €
  • Maxi Duo Mariposa Azul
    36162-10-35

    Pastels shades, charming spots reflecting the blue of the sea, the vibrant atmosphere of the jet-set: this is Saint-Tropez. A fascinating tableau that Franco Zanellato celebrates with an exclusive Maxi Bag, for a sophisticated, refined and ultra chic tropézienne-inspired woman. Available at Zanellato Boutique in Saint Tropez and on the Zanellato Digital...

    700,00 €
  • Foulard Mariposa Azul
    99999-99-99

    Saint-Tropez, a fascinating tableau that Franco Zanellato celebrates with an exclusive Foulard with Mariposa print realized in natural fibres. Available at Zanellato Boutique in Saint Tropez and on the Zanellato Digital Boutique starting June 2nd at 7PM until June 5th at 7PM. Color: azul

    120,00 €