NEW YORK, May 28, 2012/ — After a brief stint at Prada, Laura Vela decided to go off on her own pursue her eponymous handbag line. Now, at age 25, her designs have been capturing the attention of international celebrities and models like Olivia Palermo, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Sabine Le Marchand and Paula Echevarria.

The Fall/Winter 2012 collection of Laura Vela was inspired by her time in Barcelona. The structured shapes and clean lines, combined with earth hues and pop jewel tones express a period when she was determining her path in life. She found inspiration all over the city, from the architecture, to the feelings of comfort as she walked along the streets of her neighborhood.

The bags retail for about $250 for the clutches and $565 for the larger totes.

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