The Venetian clutch dressed in Fortuny by Max Mara

In 1922 Mariano Fortuny arrived in Venice from Granada and transformed an ancient convent on the Giudecca island into a fabric factory that became legendary. For Mariano Fortuny Venice is  so special and unique and and is a source of inspiration. It is here that Fortuny establishes himself for the rest of his life and career. Fortuny worked untiringly in his marvellous laboratory, the Palazzo Pesaro degli Orfei, today the Museo Fortuny. To pay tribute to Venice and its artisans, Weekend Max Mara launched a unique bag - the new Pasticcino Bag Model Venezia. Presented for the first time in 2016 - it has become an icon for its soft voluminous shape and playful design - the Pasticcino Bag is dressed for the autumn-winter 2022 season with Fortuny fabrics and Murano glass beads from the historic Gambaro & Tagliapietra furnace. 

The fabric chosen are made using the famous printing technique patented by Mariano Fortuny with original machinery of the time. Five Pasticcino bag models with patterns that evoke lagoon nuances, from golden motifs on an ivory and teal blue background to shades of lavender and red on cream. The closure is embellished with the famous Murano glass spheres, hand-made one by one using the ancient lampwork technique in which the glass is melted by the flame of a torch and worked with precision by master glassmakers.  The collection - already available online and from June in all Weekend Max Mara stores - is an invitation to travel, to rediscover the pleasure of exploring the world and be surprised by its wonders. Like Palazzo Fortuny, which was the home and laboratory of the artist is now a permanent museum where you can admire paintings, theatrical sets, lighting inventions, extraordinary clothes and fabrics, documents, patents and collections of objects.

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