Veteran traveler, devoted student of art, architecture and
design, Alviero Martini moved through many creative arenas
before he became the Designer of Prima Classe. Theater, scenic
arts, graphics, illustration and fashion design all played
important parts in his development of a designer of fine,
travel-inspired handbags, personal accessories and luggage in
the unique and attractive collections of Prima Classe.
inspiration for the collections featured on Ashford.com began
in a Moscow bookshop when he found an old faded map, which he
later applied to a suitcase, and thus generated the theme for
a signature line of travel bags and accessories including
backpacks, duffels, handbags, valises and brief cases.
Capturing the spirit of adventure, the Prima Classe line
appeals directly to the heart of modern and intrepid travelers
who cherish their memories of their explorations.
Each piece is
individually handcrafted from coated cotton canvas and printed
in nine colors on a golden beige background with a silkscreen
process. In addition, each piece is trimmed in high quality
Vachetta leather with top quality, custom designed brass