Another fashion week has come and gone (this time, Milan Fashion Week), and all that’s left are the great bags to look forward to and the street style shots of the fashion insiders and celebs who attended. We’ll have more on Milan’s most notable runway bags tomorrow, but right now, we wanted to take a look at the best things we saw outside.
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Over the past six months, we’ve discussed the problems that plague Prada’s handbag business (and, therefore, its business at large) on a number of occasions. Chiefly among them are the brand’s reliance on saffiano leather, which is not really a luxury material, and the lack of diversity in its bag mix.
Anya Hindmarch is a brand that’s been around as long as I’ve been into handbags, but in the past two seasons, the British designer has rocketed to wider interest than she’s ever received before. That’s largely because of the decision to incorporate a few consumer product logos into some bags two seasons ago; earlier this week, Hindmarch gave us even more of what’s exploded the brand into the mainstream.
This past New York Fashion Week was a bit of a let down on a variety of levels, from the seriously frigid temperatures to the lack of great bags that went down the runway. There were some magnificent collections when it came to the clothing, but overall, the handbags weren’t amazing.
As you might have noticed, we didn’t exactly flood the site the New York Fashion Week coverage last week. That wasn’t an oversight; we’ve found that, over the years, you guys really only care about seeing the great bag collections that go down the global runways, as well as the great bags that pop up outside.
If you’ve been following the general flow of New York Fashion Week coverage, you’ve probably picked up on the major 70s thread that’s running through the lion’s share of the notable (and not-so-notable) New York collections. That aesthetic definitely held true at Tory Burch, and especially for the bags.
If you’ve been following Alexander Wang for more than a season or two, odds are that many of the bags he sent down his Fall 2015 runway this week will look familiar to you. That’s not just because they were mostly re-proportioned takes on two of his most popular shapes, the Rocco and Emile, but because they were black, as all of Wang’s most popular bags have started out being.
It’s hard to think of another brand that’s had as meteoric of a rise as Mansur Gavriel; the design duo’s bucket bags still inspire months-long waiting lists seasons after their debut, and the rest of the bags in the brand’s lineup sell pretty quickly, too.