A few days ago, PurseBlog friend BryanBoy tweeted that Marni designer Consuelo Castiglioni would be the perfect replacement for Karl Lagerfeld once he’s ready to move on from Fendi, and I can’t help but completely agree. Marni’s signature retro-minimal approach gets better and more fully realized by the season, and Consuelo’s sense for accessories and embellishment keeps improving right along with it.

It probably won’t surprise anyone that I think the handbags from Marni Fall 2012 are excellent. They have the signature quirky Marni look without being unappealing to the buying public at large, and the addition of a few flower-embellished pieces alongside the standard neutral leather is a welcome one. Fendi’s aesthetic has been going in a similar direction in recent seasons, and just like Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz seems like Karl’s heir apparent at Chanel, I hope that Castiglioni will be the woman for the job at Fendi.

Images via Vogue.com

  • amelia masniari

    i love the tweed… other juz like my granny”s bag… sorry

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  • Grace

    Love it! 

  • Lulu

    they’re all gorgeous ..hope there are Larger sizes..too small for me lol 

  • http://www.facebook.com/felipetborges Borges Felipe

    Love doctor bag.

  • 19yearslater

    #4 is my favorite. Adorable. 

  • Marie Martell

    So pretty! Very classic shape and I love the design.
    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

  • FashionableLena

    Those basket bags remind me of bags my grandmother used to carry.  As a matter of fact, most of them look like some of my grandmother’s vintage bags.
    I hope that there are small, medium, and large sizes.  As it is, I couldn’t see myself using this as an everyday bag.

  • http://twitter.com/mizzjblog JoJo

    I would never wear that flower embellished bag, but I do really like it oddly as a piece of art!

  • Tokyo Fashion Insider

    The idea of Consuelo going to Fendi is interesting  from a design perspective but extremely unlikely. She and her husband own Marni- she isn’t a hired hand at the house.

  • http://dontaskmetosmile.wordpress.com/ dontaskmetosmile

    I love all the fold-over ones with the three compartments, especially the powder blue exotic. The bags with the leaf cut outs are lovely as well. 

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