the brand

A bit of pagan mystery, a touch of irreverence and nomadic behavior, some amount of enigmatic language and little glimpses on the future make the alchemic recipe of k.maltez. Jewellery that can be a meaningful plaything as much as an empowered simple thing is the motto implied in the brand.

A bit of pagan mystery, a touch of irreverence and nomadic behavior, some amount of enigmatic language and little glimpses on the future make the alchemic recipe of k.maltez. Jewellery that can be a meaningful plaything as much as an empowered simple thing is the motto implied in the brand. Handling a variety of materials, i.e. semi-precious stones, chains, metals, fabrics, leather, wood, plexiglass, and applying to them a combination of old and new, industrial and handcrafting techniques, is how the creative design process of k.maltez come into reality. Situated between costume and fine jewellery, the collections are made in small-scale production, preserving the uniqueness of each k.maltez piece.

the designer

Karina Maltez is a Brazilian fashion and accessories designer who graduated from Faculdade Santa Marcelina University, Sao Paulo in 2003. While working for some fashion brands in womenswear collections based in Sao Paulo, she started to create unique pieces of accessories, combining a variety of materials like leather, embroidery, chains and metal.

Karina Maltez is a Brazilian fashion and accessories designer who graduated from Faculdade Santa Marcelina University, Sao Paulo in 2003. While working for some fashion brands in womenswear collections based in Sao Paulo, she started to create unique pieces of accessories, combining a variety of materials like leather, embroidery, chains and metal. As her pieces caught the attention of some fashion experts in the market, invitations for selling the collections to avant-garde retailers began to emerge, and it didn’t take long for Karina to start creating exclusive accessory collections for renowned Brazilian brands. Since 2006, Karina Maltez has been designing accessory collections under her name as well as she has collaborated for several Brazilian brands like, Fit, Ellus, Huis Clos, Maria Garcia, Melissa, Spezzato and others. From 2006 to 2009, she also co- owned a fashion jewellery brand called Nizt, together with a partner. Her accessories collections were presented in some selected retail stores in Sao Paulo, such as Surface to Air and Ellus 2nd Floor. Currently the designer works in Zurich and Sao Paulo and presents her exclusive collections in cities around Brazil and Europe.