These New Mansur Gavriel Bags Are Basically A Work Of Art
Any fashion-savvy shopper would likely argue that a really good accessory is basically a work of art. After all, the right handbag can help an outfit go from simple to statement-making. But when a cult-loved label and a world-renowned contemporary artist get together to create custom-printed leather goods? That just takes fashion-as-art to a whole new level. The limited-edition Mansur Gavriel x Marc Camille Chaimowicz collaboration is officially available to shop, and you're going to want to collect them all — while you still can.
Great news for anyone looking to add something majorly statement-making to their handbag collection this season: April 26 marks the launch of Mansur Gavriel's first ever artist collaboration with London-based Marc Camille Chaimowicz. The instantly-iconic fashion house and the revered contemporary artist got together to give artful updates to four classic Mansur Gavriel bag silhouettes, and the result is well worth investing in.
The twelve-piece Spring Summer 2019 capsule collection — available at Liberty London as well as Mansur Gavriel's boutiques and website — features the fashion brand's Mini Bucket Bag, Moon Wallet, Large Tote, and Top Handle Rounded Bag, each of which are reimagined in three custom-designed prints by Marc Camille Chaimowicz. The exclusive bags are rendered in the pastel color palette that Chaimowicz is known for, while the prints pay homage to his famously vivacious wallpaper designs.
"We are honored to collaborate with an artist whose work we feel so close to. Our collaboration with Marc Camille Chaimowicz was conceived by a common love of color, textile and form. We are very inspired by Marc’s work and his use of color and pattern felt a natural fit with our materials and clean shapes.” Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel said in an official statement.
If you prefer just a pop of vibrant print to add subtle interest to ensembles, select the collection's Moon Wallet, $495, in any of the bold color ways. It can be carried as a clutch thanks to the contrasting leather strap, or dropped into a larger bag to keep valuables secure. Try it in the peachy-tan print if you want a look that still feels neutral.
But if bright, vibrant prints on bigger styles are more your speed, opt for any of the other three silhouettes: the Mini Bucket Bag, $695, the Large Tote, $775, or the Top Handle Rounded Bag, $795.
The of-the-moment bucket bag feels reinvented by the fresh, spring-ready colors and would pair well with seasonal basics, while the roomy tote and top handle purses provide updates to your well-worn work-to-play carryalls. The pastel rose print offers a hint of on-trend mint green via leather accents, while the blue and bubblegum pink iteration boasts a flash of forever-chic red. Good luck selecting just one.
See the four silhouettes from the brand-new collab below, and head to Mansur Gavriel's site to shop them in all three exclusive prints. You won't regret adding one of the artistic designs to your collection.