If Spring 2011 is all about layers and combinations of bright colors, then Fall 2011 is shaping up to be all about layers and combinations of strong textures. Python, velvet, fur, tweed, wool, sequins, leather – the more materials you can pile on to an outfit, the better, and Dries Van Noten Fall 2011 will help you do that via your handbag.

The prototypical Dries fall handbag is made of at least two materials and colors that vary as widely as cobalt velvet and splashy yellow python, sometimes all on the same bag. As outlandish as that my sound, the designer did a fantastic job of combining colors and materials in ways that are not only exceptionally wearable, but also germane to how modern women dress. To take such disparate and bold materials and make them work together in ways that are intensely appealing is nothing short of impressive.

Photos via Vogue.com.

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  • ninjaninja

    Color blocking with a modern feel. Meh…

  • delaney

    like the marigold accent color, but otherwise a little yawny.

  • Olivier

    LOVE it! Such an amazing collection. love the yellow python and the color blocking!

  • LDJ

    I like them all. These designers with these totes. That seems to be the “thing” now. Totes and/or clutches.

  • Cathy Fitz

    I love the color and designs, but they seem huge for my taste.

  • Pam

    Not my taste

  • Blaine

    Waaaant. Number Five. That cobalt velvet makes me so happy. Mark your calendars, girls, my birthday’s in September :)

  • yy

    LOVE the splashes of bright yellow python! Gorgeous.

  • adrienne z

    Great travel bag!

  • joana

    i am not a big fan of the color combination but it looks great. :)

  • edoardo

    I lvoe these bags so cool!!!
    amazing, glamorous!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • lulugurl

    Funky collection. Won’t be for everyone but I love #9

  • Mochababe73

    With the exception of #9, I’m not feeling it. But, I didn’t know that Dries Van Noten even made handbags.

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