Cult designer handbag label Wandler is launching shoes, and not a moment too soon. Whether you realise it or not, you’ll have seen the Dutch label’s Hortensia bag everywhere. Thanks to its elegant curves, it was an instant hit when it was created by founder Elza Wandler in 2017.
Wandler also created her entire business in less than a year, after telling Bart Ramakers at a dinner that she was thinking of creating bags, who then asked her for some sketches. They went to London and invited buyers to look at the designs, who all wanted in.
Fast forward to 2019, and the designer has created a line of colourful yet minimalist shoes that are perfectly in keeping with the brand’s signature aesthetic. They haven’t even launched yet (set your alarm clocks for tomorrow), but I’ve got a feeling they won’t be around long.
She says, ‘With how our bags have evolved over the seasons, it felt like a good moment to show another side of my creativity and ride that wave now.’
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There are five styles: the Bente Kitten, Isa Sandal, Niva Mule, Lina Boot and Lotte Mule. They all tap perfectly into our current obsession with everything 90s, and include some pink peep-toe mules Carrie Bradshaw would kill for, which also come in a very SS19 lime green.
The collection also includes some pointy mules and ankle boots in more wearable neutral shades, and prices will start at £330.
It will be available to buy tomorrow at Net-A-Porter, Matches, Browns, Bergdorf Goodman, MyTheresa, Moda Operandi, Galeries Lafayette, Harvey Nichols and Lane Crawford.