By now, we’re all well-acquainted with Jeremy Scott’s Moschino. Clothes and their construction are often inspiration for his collections, with things like overalls and moto jackets transmogrified into handbags. For Resort 2016, Scott has set his sights on shopping itself for aesthetic cues, and the results are in line with what we’ve come to expect from the revamped brand: cheeky, literal and not particularly expensive-looking.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Moschino has made yet another weird accessory that looks like something other than what it is. (It is a bag.)
This time, the weirdness is brought to us by way of the Moschino Denim Overall Backpack, which is such a bluntly descriptive name that it almost feels brilliant, in sort of a droll way.
When the Fendi Bag Bug came along a few seasons ago, it practically created its own fashion category: the bag accessory. Although bag charms had had pockets of popularity here and there, especially in Asian markets, a high-end worldwide trend like the one going right now is something of a first, and consumers have more options than ever.
The Internet has changed nearly everything we do in some way or another, and it’s certainly had an effect on fashion brands, the markets they can reach and what they decide to produce as a result. Because its easier to find a niche customer, brands incur less risk and make more specialty pieces than ever, and that results in a ton of non-intuitive products that make their way onto the websites of your favorite retailers.
Bag: Kate Spade New York Spring Foward Flowerpot Shoulder Bag
Price: $328 via Saks
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Friday marks the official change-over to spring, but when we saw this whisical little bag, we couldn’t help wanting to celebrate a few days early.
A few weeks ago, I started to notice bags with hearts on them popping up here and there. At first, I assumed it was something of a timely gimmick; after all, Valentine’s Day is Saturday and some designers just can’t resist a theme, especially if it’s based on a holiday in which gifts are often given.
I’m not a huge Stella McCartney handbag fan. I’ve always loved different aspects of her accessories line, but I tend to find her clothing much more appealing than her bags. Much of that’s because I carry leather bags, and when I look at Stella’s line of vegan bags, there has never been an item that really stands out to me.
If you thought that perhaps Jeremy Scott and Moschino had found some chill in the time since we last checked in, I have some bad news for you. Moschino recently released its Pre-Fall 2015 lookbook, and the bags (and clothes) are as fiercely literal as ever.
The fashion industry has hosted a logo renaissance over the past few season, with brands like Alexander Wang and DKNY plastering their logos all over clothes, much to the pleasure of streetwear-obsessed fashion customers. When it comes to accessories, though, the trend has been a bit different.