Mansur Gavriel, designers of the bucket bag that’s steadily flooded Instagram feeds since 2013, presented a rather civilized fall runway show on Sunday. The millennial pink scene, which could have been directed by Wes Anderson, felt more like tea time than fashion week.
Spring Studios was transformed into a posh tasting of sweets courtesy of aesthetically-pleasing confectionary, Laudurée. (Though those with standing tickets were left to watch the seated set nibble on the goodies in a “let them eat cake” moment.)
Since their bag-making start, Mansur Gavriel (founded by Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel) have expanded into a wider world of clothing and shoes. Those designs are just as structural as the original purse, with unexpected pops of playfulness.
For example, a simple block pump got the full Wizard of Oz treatment via ruby red sequins. An oversized, long-armed blush sweater was patterned with large red poppies.
Even a simple combination of a double-breasted wool coat and scarf was riffed upon by folding the accessory in one long, horizontal scarf strip over the model’s chest.
Out-there accoutrements like fringe were attached to simple skirt sets that made the adornment seem polished and unfussy.
The entire experience was an ode to easy romance, but such kittenish whimsy ended as soon as the models left the runway and well-fed guests were left trudging through the crowd to find their Ubers. C’est la vie.