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After having explored a vast field of alternative materials that dominate her creative choices, Ilaria Venturini Fendi, owner and designer of Carmina Campus accessories, has created a new collection of sandals, bags and jewelry using the “leftovers” from Vibram’s rubber-soled footwear. Vibram is a worldwide leader in high performance rubber sole manufacturing, and has won the Compasso d’Oro (ADI’s, Associazione per il Disegno Industriale, prize for exceptional design).

Karla bag, made from rubber scraps and coloured ribbons. Carmina Campus, Vibram Collection.

This unusual collection uses rubber of varying thicknesses and colours to build bags, handles, and appliques. Discarded lug soles, cut into pieces and inserted into metal settings, create three-dimensional decorations for bag handles and flaps, as well as bracelets, rings, and necklaces. The leather detailing is a mix of discarded cutouts, paired with the rubber. Every piece is an original, as each is made with diverse remnants. The last collection includes pieces of Ecostep, Vibram’s rubber mix that includes 30% recycled material.

Ilaria Venturini Fendi in her workshop.
Some of the rubber scraps, used to make bags and accessories.
Blue saddlebag, Carmina Campus, Vibram Collection.
Black patterned shoulder bag, Carmina Campus, Vibram Collection.
Grey saddlebag, Carmina Campus, Vibram Collection.
Black, sprayed shoulder bag, Carmina Campus, Vibram Collection.
White saddlebag, Carmina Campus, Vibram Collection.
Blue shoulder bag, Carmina Campus, Vibram Collection.
Totebags, Carmina Campus, Vibram Collection.
Some of the jewelry made from lug sole scraps.
Coloured and black sandals with lug sole appliques.
Black, sprayed sandals with lace-up backs. Carmina Campus, Vibram Collection.
Copper and lug sole cufflinks, Carmina Campus, Vibram Collection.
Ring, made with lug sole details. Carmina Campus, Vibram Collection.
A totebag from the collection, surrounded by rubber scraps.
Ilaria Venturini Fendi in her workshop, working with lug sole "leftovers".

WHERE: Via di Fontanella Borghese, 40

After having explored a vast field of alternative materials that dominate her creative choices, Ilaria Venturini Fendi, owner and designer of Carmina Campus accessories, has created a new collection of sandals, bags and jewelry using the “leftovers” from Vibram’s rubber-soled footwear. Vibram is a worldwide leader in high performance rubber sole manufacturing, and has won the Compasso d’Oro (ADI’s, Associazione per il Disegno Industriale, prize for exceptional design). This unusual collection uses rubber of varying thicknesses and colours to build bags, handles, and appliques. Discarded lug soles, cut into pieces and inserted into metal settings, create three-dimensional decorations for bag handles and flaps, as well as bracelets, rings, and necklaces. The leather detailing is a mix of discarded cutouts, paired with the rubber. Every piece is an original, as each is made with diverse remnants. The last collection includes pieces of Ecostep, Vibram’s rubber mix that includes 30% recycled material.

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The Moodboarders is a glance into the design world, which, in all of its facets, captures the extraordinary even within the routine. It is a measure of the times. It is an antenna sensitive enough to pick-up on budding trends, emerging talents and neglected aesthetics. Instead of essays, we use brief tales to tune into the rhythm of our world. We travelled for a year without stopping, and seeing as the memory of this journey has not faded, we have chosen to edit a printed copy. We eliminated anything episodic, ephemeral or fading, maintaining a variety of articles that flow, without losing the element of surprise, the events caught taking place, and the creations having just bloomed.