We come bearing good news: Mansur Gavriel – the brand that gave us 2015’s must-have, sell-out bucket bag – is hard at work on a clothing range and line of shoes. But before you get too excited, it’s still very much in the pipeline.
“We’ve been developing clutches, among other things,” designers and founders Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel told Style.com, confirming that they “do have plans, but not in the immediate future” to expand into clothes, shoes and more bag styles.
The pair broke the news when they rocked up at the CFDA Awards to accept their Swarovski gong for Accessory Design wearing co-ordinating collared dresses, suede clutches and matching shoes they’d designed. If the label isn’t already on your radar, it should be.
“We have a very specific visual world in mind for the brand, so we were excited for the opportunity to create our own looks for the evening.” they told the website. The duo didn’t comment further on what we can expect from the new lines but they did note that suede will play a big part.
Whichever way they decide to go, we know it’s going to be huge. All you need to do is look at the success of their signature bucket bag as proof. As of last month, a whopping 56,732 people had tried to buy it, making it the world’s most in-demand handbag. According to Lyst, the demand is so high that for every one Mansur Gavriel bucket bag that becomes available at any of their partner retailers, 288 people try to buy it, making it 30 times more popular than any other bucket bag on offer.
In the interview with Style.com, the pair reflected on their success and the big win at the awards. “We are really touched to receive this positive affirmation. The brand is still so young, and it has grown so quickly. It’s very rewarding to receive a vote of confidence from such an established and respected community. We would love to take this opportunity to get to know the community better and continue to develop our brand further.”
Excitement is a serious understatement!