New York Fashion Week ended yesterday, and while the week seems to feel a bit longer each season, those who attend the shows don’t stop wearing and carrying their very best until the very last show.
I think it would be fair to say that Proenza Schouler is a brand looking for its Next Big Thing, accessory-wise. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez proved their handbag bonafides with the PS1 and PS11 and have, and the success of those two designs increased the brand’s profile and power in huge ways.
Last night we had the pleasure of attending Mansur Gavriel‘s first-ever New York Fashion Week presentation, and the expansion that the brand unveiled was befitting of the venue. Not only were four new bags shapes to accompany the brand’s beloved bucket bags and totes, but there were new colors, materials and a whole bunch of shoes.
We’re still in the thick of New York Fashion Week, which, as you well know by now, is often more interesting outside the shows than inside them. Vlad is documenting the best handbag looks he sees on show attendees every day, but handbags find themselves front-and-center in lots of general street style photos, too.
Alexander Wang has always been a designer who played up his industrial aesthetic leanings, and after a few seasons of flirtation with tech-influenced streetwear, Spring 2016 has brought the designer back to his roots for his eponymous brand’s tenth anniversary collection.