Inspired by the diversity and richness of Australia’s unique and vibrant multicultural groups, each Proyager bag tells an Australian story. In naming all of our bags, we pay homage to cultural groups and communities across Australia. Learn more about the inspirations and origins of each of our products in our Behind the Bag series.
Behind the Bag: Proyager's Dolce Vita Foldover Handbag
Available in Creamy Oatmeal and Charcoal Black, the Dolce Vita Foldover Handbag embodies the quirk, charm and attitude of the Italian lifestyle. Learn more about its inspirations as part of our Behind the Bag series.
The Dolce Vita Foldover Handbag, translated from Italian as the ‘sweet life’, draws inspiration from the history and culture of Italian migrants and Australians with Italian heritage. Incorporating the idea of living life to the fullest, we designed a bag that offers the freedom, fun and function required to adventure, experience and enjoy life.
The Italian Influence on Australian Life
The influence of Italian culture is everywhere, from dining and fashion design to music and lifestyle choices. Even our daily habits – that early morning cappuccino or latte – have been shaped by Italian values.
From runways and magazines to film and media, Italian culture has become synonymous with enjoyment, refinement and luxury. Evolving to become part of what makes Australia so unique, the influence of Italians has led to Melbourne’s famous laneway, cafe and dining scene as well as our national obsession with good, strong coffee.
Incorporating Elements of Italian Culture into Design
Inspired by the bold, refined and iconic style of Italian fashion and accessory designers, the Dolce Vita Foldover Handbag is a celebration of Italian culture. Featuring detailed leatherwork, intricate hardware and carefully-considered stitching, our canvas handbags are crafted to high standards.
Ideal for use as an everyday bag or light travel bag for both men and women, the Dolce Vita Foldover Handbag comes with a variety of strap and handle options for the ultimate in choice and customisation.
Main cover photo by: Liam Pa'apa'a