Manolo Blahnik launches first handbags collection
After the incessant success of his luxury shoes collections, Manolo Blahnik is launching his very first handbags collections. “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. “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.”
It was the discovery of what Blahnik calls, “extraordinary artisans in Italy” that made the time right to expand his design portfolio more comprehensively than before, although he took his time getting them exact to his requirements.