Manolo Blahnik believes that ‘Every woman needs a jewel. Something very special and beautiful. There is nothing more stunning than a feminine hand holding a gem-like object.’ With this complementing summary, the 72 year old Spanish fashion designer has unveiled his first handbag collection.

Manolo_Blahnik_Bag_Collection_hangi_1Renowned for his footwear designs, Blahnik announced the inspiration for debuting his dazzling handbag line, “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.”Manolo_Blahnik_Bag_Collection_hangiHe also told Vogue, “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.”Manolo_Blahnik_Bag_Collection _okka_1All set to hit the shelves towards the end of July, the ornamented bag collection will be available at the brand’s London flagship on Old Church Street, Liberty and Harrods.

 

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Ranging from $2,000 to $2,300, the handbags will flaunt beautifully patterned Swarovski crystals on a rainbow of satin hues, reminiscent of Blahnik’s famous encrusted styles.

 

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The designer also reveals that more bags will see daylight in the forthcoming seasons as he stated, “This collection came up because it is something that I really wanted to do – I had no rush in getting this done. I like to make things beautifully and sometimes to get something right it takes time. At the moment I have no plans to make other accessories. For the moment I would like to enjoy the bags, and I am already thinking about more bags for next season!”
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Vogue Via Manolo Blahnik