During New York Fashion Week last week, Mansur Gavriel debuted its first shoe collection alongside its it-girl favorite bags. While many in the industry were excited to see this emerging brand make its way into new areas of market, one fellow designer was not so please.
Designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh of New York City, released a statement claiming that the brand’s duo design team, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, had copied Zadeh’s “hallmark mule and slide designs” and that the shoes were also in identical colors to Zadeh’s Spring 2015 collection.
When pressed about her accusations by Business of Fashion, she revealed that her store records show purchases from “Rachel Mansur dating March, April and May 2015, of the exact styles and colors in question, as well [as] an earlier purchase of Maryam Nassir Zadeh sandals from Floriana Gavriel in July 2014.” She cites this as evidence that the designers had access to her shoes and referenced them in their own line.
As I was doing my Christmas shopping last month, browsing different shopping sites and fashion stories recommending the perfect Christmas gift, I came across this bucket bag.
Steve Madden BGEMMA bucket bag via stevemadden.com
Now, if you follow my Currently Coveting posts, you’ll know that I have been insanely coveting the very trendy Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. And, at first I thought that this bucket bag was the bag I’ve been dreaming about for months. But, on further inspection I found out that it is in fact a Steve Madden BGEMMA bucket bag.
Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag via mansurgavriel.com
It seems that Steve Madden, like so many fast fashion clothing brands, has been “inspired” by the latest trends to create its own version of the luxury piece.
Bucket bags are having a moment. And, ever since I saw the Stella McCartney Falabella bucket bag in Milan this summer, I cannot get over how chic and cute the style is. Here are some bucket bags that I am current;y obsessing over, especially that light pink Mansur Gavriel. So cute!!
1. Stella McCartney ‘Falabella’ Bucket Bag || 2. ZARA ‘Croc Leather Bucket Bag’ || 3. See by Chloé ‘Vicki’ Bucket Bag || 4. Elizabeth and James ‘Mini Cynnie’ Bucket Bag || 5. Alexander McQueen Studded Bucket Bag || 6. Gucci Diamante Bucket Bag || 7. Loewe ‘Flamenco Knot’ Bucket Bag || 8. Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag || 9. Sophie Hulme Crossbody Bag