Will Mansur Gavriel’s new shoe line be as popular as its bags?

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    From the designers who brought us one of the most coveted bucket bags, comes the Mansur Gavriel new show collection.

    We love the debut collection for its simplicity and minimalist look, characterised by the open-toe mule style and block heel. Available in striking colours such as soft pink (our favourite), colbalt blue, maroon and lemon yellow, the shoes come in five different customisable heel heights from flat to just over 4 inches to suit different lifestyles. All’s great but for one gripe — the fabric of choice for the collection, suede, is not exactly friendly with Singapore’s humid and wet climate. So, that leaves us with vegetable tan leather, for now.

    Mansur Gavriel shoes collection
    The Mansur Gavriel debut collection comes in different colours and heel sizes.

    That’s provided the collection doesn’t sell out before we even get to it. After all, it’s anyone’s guess whether the shoes will enjoy the same cult following as its bags. A quick check on the internet reveals that a number of fashion sites are already abuzz with tips and advice on how to get hold of the shoes before they sell out. One such site, Fashionista, offers tips on the places you can shop for the collection if the shoes (god forbid!) run out on Net-a-Porter, one of the label’s first ever retail partner. Other retailers who will carry the debut collection include Lane Crawford, Bergdorf Goodman and Colette. The last we checked, the shoes are still available on Net-a-Porter and are going for US$423 for the suede flats to US$660 for the suede platform scandals.

    Mansur Gavriel flat suede mule
    Prices for the Mansur Gavriel flat suede mule starts from US$423

    Amidst the hype of the new launch, the Mansur Gavriel shoe collection has come under fire from a lesser known brand, Maryam Nassir Zade for allegedly copying its designs. The designer claimed that Mansur Gavriel’s block heel design, open-toe style is too similar with its design to be an accident, The Vogue reported.

    Check out the two collections and see what you think.

    Maryam Nassir Zade
    The Maryam Nassir Zade mule
    Maryam Nassir Zade
    Maryam Nassir Zade