The Elle of November featured the story behind the Maxima handbag in a beautiful fashion memoire dedicated to the best friend of Angelo Elizabeth: Fabienne Abbing.
The Maxima handbag was designed by Angelo and the first sample of the handbag was handcrafted by Fabienne. They have worked closely together on this project. It was their dream to have their own handbag collection. The two were introduced to each other by their colleagues. They had the same passion and it clicked between them from the very first time they met. It didn't take long for the two to become best friends.
Unfortunately, Fabienne passed away in early 2019. This was a very sad and difficult time for Angelo. He promised Fabienne that he will continue with their journey, but first he had to take some time for himself. Later in the same year he was approached and given the chance to share their story to the Dutch Elle readers.