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.
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 liked the cheeky post-modernism of Anya Hindmach’s Spring 2015 runway bags but thought that the super-styled versions that the models carried were just a bit much for you, you’re in luck. Many of the bags from the runway will be sold as separate components, meaning that you’re free to embellish a plain tote as little or as much as you’d like.