Even if you’re not a Brit, you’ve probably encountered Liberty London goods at some point in your fashion journey, probably by way of brand’s signature prints that have turned up in collaborations everywhere from Nike to Target.
When we talk about a brand’s handbags, we usually talk about how a creative director influences their creation, but that’s not nearly the full story. Brands that make products in multiple categories have layers upon layers of creative management, and although a creative director guides the people below him, it’s often an accessories or leather goods director and the people he or she oversees that are principally responsible for a design house’s big handbag hits and misses.
We mentioned earlier this week that structured, long-strap flap bags are the hottest thing going in handbags right now, and Givenchy may have our favorite of the new crop. The first version of it to hit the Internet was immediately crowned our Bag of the Week, and now several more materials, colors and sizes have arrived.
When designer Emma Hill left Mulberry a couple years ago amid changes made by since-ousted CEO Bruno Guillon, the brand’s fans were not happy; Hill had developed quite a following and had introduced some of Mulberry’s most popular bags, and many of them credited her for the brand’s growing good name.