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Confession: I Want to Eat the New Mansur Gavriel Collection

A first look at the brand’s Spring/Summer 2017 pop-up Candy Shop.

02.14.17

Have you ever walked into a room and wanted to lick everything? Probably not since you were 10 months old and the newly christened recipient of a teething-induced oral fixation, but that’s beside the point. The point is that Mansur Gavriel’s pop-up space just got a makeover to celebrate the debut of its Spring/Summer 2017 collection, and it is the definition of mouthwatering. Welcome to the Candy Shop.

The entire room looks like a scoop of lemon sorbet. It’s floor-to-ceiling yellow. When I stopped by the space for a sneak peek before it opened to the press, I had to put blue booties over my shoes so I wouldn’t scuff up the yellow perfection with my gross street feet.

Every shelf is stocked with traditional fine Italian confections, including Jordan almonds, marzipan fruit (conveniently displayed in perfectly Instagrammable squares), Tuscan pound and balsamic cakes, biscotti and brioche pastries.

Are your tastebuds doing weird things? I haven’t even talked about the bags and the shoes yet. They aren’t edible (you do you though), but they sure look good enough to eat. The new Spring/Summer 2017 styles stay true to Mansur Gavriel’s signature stamps of bright color and classic silhouettes with a modern twist. One of the new bags, dubbed the Posternak, is a ladylike take on a briefcase; with a top handle, a foldover flap and enough space to hold an iPad, it’s functional without being too…work-y. You know?

The new silk and grosgrain shoe materials are my personal favorite addition. Transformed into pointy mules with tiny block heels, they look like the kind of fancy but comfortable slippers a Turkish princess would wear on a garden stroll or a romantic escapade 200 years ago — yet are also somehow perfect for pairing with tweed trousers and a graphic T-shirt in 2017.

Last month, Mansur Gavriel announced that it was hopping aboard the increasingly popular see-now-buy-now model in lieu of the traditional fashion calendar format. Translation: everything I have described above is available for purchase immediately a.k.a. tomorrow when the store opens to the public.

You’ll be greeted by shop girls wearing demure white dresses with Peter Pan collars. They look like the kind of nurses who are really good at finding the right vein if you know what I mean. They also look like chic, bag-selling angels — which was probably the intention. And don’t worry, you can also buy all the candy. Head to the “wrapping station,” where your treats of choice will be packed in custom-made Mansur Gavriel boxes.

Now go get a tissue for your drool. Sorry — I should have led with that.

Photos by Krista Anna Lewis.

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  • ashley

    Posternak in gingham, haiiiii

  • AryaChic

    omg look at those colors – how vivid!

    http://www.aryachic.com/nyfw-style-guide-wear

  • Meg S

    I want to eat it but I also want to wear it. And I need a briefcase that isn’t too work-y that will hold my tablet. I leave it at home because it doesn’t fit in my current work bag without taking almost everything out. Also, those mules in 14. Get on my feet right now, please.

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  • Isla

    Looks beautiful and great article, but a little disturbed by the GlaxoSmithKline advert for medical study volunteers at the top! Feels a bit weird MR….

    • Amy

      You know those ads are based on your own browsing history, right?

  • Natty

    Just laughed out loud on the train at the headline of this article, thank you for that

    • Harling Ross

      that was from the brilliant mind of Haley!!!

  • Aydan

    Krista, your photos…*swoon*

  • olivia

    I have never been more excited by the idea of lemon cake yellow before this moment.