In his exquisite minaudieres and clutches, Rafe Totengco’s career-long fascination with architecture and different cultures shines through his designs more brightly than ever before. A Rafe creation, in form often a nod to one famous architect or another, is an objet d’art in its own right -- a collectible, fine in detail and masterful in workmanship. Born in the Philippines and based in New York, Totengco easily weaves multi-cultural references into his body of work, which has evolved over an illustrious career from handbags and accessories to today's signature minaudieres.