Louis Vuitton is, by necessity, a show full of handbags every season. Creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere does far more that’s just as worthy of note, of course, but LV is, first and foremost, a brand concerned with its leather goods.
When I heard that Chanel‘s Spring 2016 show was set to be airport-themed, I couldn’t help but smile; it was one of those (somewhat frequent) moments where I feel like Karl Lagerfeld personally cares about my happiness.
Unless you’re brand new to Céline, you’re well aware that the brand tends to show far more unusual and conceptual bags on its runways than the majority of what actually ends up getting stocked in stores.
If you’ve followed along with Chloé over the past few seasons (and who hasn’t?), the bags from the brand’s Spring 2016 runway won’t be of particular surprise to you. They were all small and attached to long straps, and many were finished with a few tassels.
Jeremy Scott may not be your favorite designer (or maybe he is), but the man is a shrewd marketer. Since arriving at the helm of Moschino, he’s turned the brand into an attention vacuum with seemingly random design inspiration and clothes clearly meant to be discussed on social media.
Bottega Veneta is in a pretty good spot right now. The brand is one of only a handful that doesn’t need to constantly change what it’s doing in order to stay relevant; people love Bottega for amazing materials and discreet designs, and as long as those two things remain constant, the brand will always have devotees who are looking to stay away from some of the flash that other brands offer.
Alessandro Michele’s previous Gucci show may have been relatively light on handbags, but based on the brand’s Spring 2016 runway in Milan earlier this week, that’s not the new creative director’s preference all the time. For the upcoming season, the Gucci Dionysus, among others, are getting a remixed look with lots of extra details.