Mansur Gavriel Introduces the Balloon

October 8, 2020  20:30  |  Fashion

This season wardrobes have largely shed structured and sculptural items in favour of soft fabrics and loose silhouettes. Inspired by their surroundings, art and design, Mansur Gavriel has created the Balloon Bag with smooth, modern lines, soft pleats and the softest lambskin leather. The laid-back but luxe design of The Balloon exudes comfort and style with its unique shape.

Mansur Gavriel Introduces the Balloon

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“We wanted a pleating technique that felt both full and fluid. We worked through many iterations to get a clean look and soft voluminosity,” said Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, co-founders of Mansur Gavriel.

Mansur Gavriel worked closely with their factory in Italy to create a soft version of their existing pleated design concept with deliberate construction to produce a slouchy and cushy feel. Made with expert craftsmanship and technique in which the body of the bag is made of more than 30 leather strips all carefully sewn together one-by-one. The oval shape of the bottom of the bag is designed to embrace your body.

The Balloon Bag can be worn 3 ways by adjusting the shoulder strap length to allow you to adopt different styles day-to-night; cross-body, short shoulder, or short cross-body. It’s multiple carries, the main zipped compartment lined with Italian plain canvas and its interior pocket enhance the functional appeal of the Balloon Bag. Made of beautiful and resistant pebble grain leather, the Balloon is textured yet soft, durable, flexible, and can be worn close to the body.

The Balloon joins a family of soft bags from Mansur Gavriel including the Cloud Clutch, Oversized Tote, and Protea Bag. Mansur Gavriel makes products that will stand the test of time. Sourcing the very best materials and leathers, their quality fabrications bring a natural sense of elegance and durability to each meticulously constructed product.


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