Iconic shoe designer Manolo Blahnik just announced that he is set to launch a standalone handbag collection. Talking to WWD about the sparkly evening bags, the designer said, “Every woman needs a jewel—something very special and beautiful. There is nothing more stunning than a feminine hand holding a gemlike object.” But just like his sought-after shoes, the bags do not come cheap. Prices will range from $1,725 to $1,925.
“I am always inspired by beautiful women from the past and present, so when I thought about doing a collection of bags, I was sure they were going to be evening bags for the women of today,” he told Vogue UK in a recent interview. “I love ornaments in my shoes so why not add these to the bags too? These bags are an extension of some of the shoe styles I really like as I wanted to keep the connection between the shoes and bags.”
Chief executive officer Kristina Blahnik relayed, “It’s the first time we’ve focused the bags into a capsule collection with its own story.” With Spring 2016 handbag designs already in the works, expect to see them grace the runway at Fashion Week in fall.