Sanayi 313, aka one of Gigi Hadid‘s favorite brands, is doing a pop-up at Bergdorf Goodman. Launched in 2015 by Serena Uziyel and Enis Karavil, the brains behind the Istanbul concept store of the same name, the shoe label is now set on shoring up its U.S. presence. Selena Gomez and Leandra Medine are also fans of Sanayi’s 3D metallic embroidered slippers. Hand-embellished in the label’s Mumbai atelier and finished in Italy, the most ornate creations take about 100 hours to complete.
The New York showcase will feature both resort and summer ’18 styles. With its saturated silks, resort drew inspiration from Uziyel’s travels in India – specifically the Holi Festival. It marked the label’s first foray into color, she told FN, adding that it also resonated with buyers. The nautical embroideries of the summer collection nodded to childhood trips to the Princes’ Islands located off the coast of Istanbul.
Sanayi summer 2018 slippers
Although Berdorfs has supported Sanayi from the get-go, “it’s now time to be more bold in the market and the pop-up reflects that,” said Karavil, noting that the brand has already experienced great success in the Middle East and Europe. “We’re a new brand and we believe in organic growth, but now that we’ve