Prada’s initial open look. Credit Firstview
September 25, 2015 - garden totes
If it is probable to float to success on an overturned bucket, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, a designers of a accessories tag Mansur Gavriel, have finished it.
The insanity for a Mansur Gavriel leather bucket bag — one of a most-Googled gifts in Los Angeles around Christmastime final year and, according to information expelled in May by a selling aggregator Lyst, 30 times some-more renouned than any other bucket bag on a site — propelled a designers from modest, where’d-they-come-from origins, to army to be reckoned with in really brief order.
When Ms. Mansur and Ms. Gavriel won a Council of Fashion Designers of America Swarovski Award in June, they were so astounded that they managed, by their possess estimation, 4 sentences of acceptance debate between them. (They are courteous though not, even off-podium, given to jovial expression.) “The assembly laughed,” Ms. Mansur said. Before initial a association with Ms. Gavriel in 2012, she had never worked in fashion.
But a designers have their sights set on some-more than only bags, even if they intend to rise their label, baby step by attentive baby step. The subsequent one comes Monday, during their initial New York Fashion Week presentation, during that they will deliver 4 styles of boots in 5 heel heights, all in a pared-back, sculptural character identical to their bags. They were wearing prototypes of a shoes during a C.F.D.A. awards, not that anyone seemed to notice.
There are mules, single-, double- and cross-strap sandals in suede and vegetable-tanned leather in 13 monochrome colors, comparison with a designers’ common precision. (There are, for example, 3 opposite pinks. “We indeed had 5 pinks, and had to revise down,” Ms. Gavriel said. “Maybe it’s a small O.C.D.”) Prices operation from $325 for single-strap prosaic sandals to $625 for height mules.
With luck, they might greaten as facilely as a bags that seem to be on each arm. A contributor wondered either saying so many in a universe wasn’t a surreal experience.
“We don’t go out that much,” Ms. Gavriel replied.