We say this here a lot, but that’s because it’s true: Clutches and evening bags are a fantastic venue for intense, intricate, sometimes crazy embellishment. Their small size means that they can be dunked in glitter, covered in sequins, studded with rhinestones and any number of other embellishments without overwhelming the rest of an ensemble. That’s part of why I’m such a big fan of Kotur – the brand takes full advantage of the opportunity to experiment, and that’s never been more apparent than with Kotur Resort 2013, currently available for pre-order via Moda Operandi through August 29.
The clutches range from sequin-flowered to multicolor-feathered to lava lamp-enclosed (make sure you don’t take that one or the glitter snow globe version on a plane in your carry-on; that would be a handbag tragedy), and although there are some solid options in materials like snakeskin and translucent acrylic, the occasional bits of weirdness are what really make this collection shine. As is customary for resort, the colors are perfect for early spring – saturated, rich pastels that feel too vibrant to truthfully be called that. Check it out after the jump or shop via Moda Operandi.