Magnetic Midnight is an evening and special occasion accessories brand by designer Lucia Echavarría. The magnetic midnight hour differs from conventional midnight. It is the time of day when the magnetic poles align between the sun and an observer standing on the earth’s surface. It is the optimum time for viewing auroras.
Magnetic Midnight creations, similarly, differ from conventional accessories, shining best and attracting all observers, like the auroras, during the late magnetic midnight hours. Lucia Echavarria´s distinct headpieces, imagined as unconventional ‘bijoux de tête,’ are unique statement pieces that reflect a modern aesthetic imbued with a love for tradition and craftsmanship. The designer released her first collection of jewel-like evening statement bags in January 2018. Each piece is beautifully handcrafted in Colombia.
Each Magnetic Midnight piece is entirely handmade in Colombia. From the structure of our headpieces and bags, which is made by a small family of lamp makers outside Bogota, the weaving of the Iraca palm leaf by our artisans in Usiacuri, the pompoms made by the Wayuu tribe in La Guajira, the complex gold dipping process, to the beautiful boxes in which they are packaged, every part is thoughtfully designed and lovingly handmade, requiring a long fabrication process from a variety of craftsmen around the country. A love and respect for traditional crafts and a desire to support artisan communities and small businesses is the ultimate vision behind the brand and a constant source of inspiration. Only a limited amount made, each piece is unique.