Kitsch, quirk and extreme literalness are accessories trends that have survived through multiple seasons and only seem to be gaining steam among both designers and consumers. Mostly these ideas manifest themselves in things that are charming or nostalgic, but it’s a very fine line to cross between a cute and cartoonish Fendi Bag Bug and, well, the bags below.
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In case you were wondering how deep fashion people’s capacity for purchasing branded novelties is, yesterday morning’s quick sell-through of a thousand Karl Lagerfeld-designed and -branded Barbies at Net-a-Porter should tell you all you need to know, thanks to a little digging by Tyler McCall at Fashionista.
As any of us could have easily predicted, Jeremy Scott did not follow up his McDonald’s-inspired debut collection at Moschino with Jil Sander-style minimalism. Instead, Scott doubled down on his love of crass consumerism, churning out a collection of Barbie-inspired clothes and accessories in shades of bubblegum that Katy Perry is probably trying to wriggle into as we speak, and you can shop some of the bags right now.
Many of you loved Anya Hindmarch’s fun, ultra-embellished Spring 2015 bags, but opinions were mixed over whether you could justify the expense for something with such a specific look. If you’re on the fence, Hindmarch has found a way to extend the look to you, too–leather stickers of some of the motifs are now available at Net-a-Porter, which means you can add them to any of your bags or small accessories.
It’s early in the season and none of the handbag heavyweights from Milan and Paris have shown us what they’ve got quiet yet, but I’m here to make a bold prediction: Nothing that we see on the coming runways will be as fun as Anya Hindmarch’s Spring 2015 bags, and I’d be surprised if any of them manage to be more compelling.
There is only one acceptable way to celebrate an occasion in corporate America: cake in the conference room. Because Yahoo! Style is both fancier and flush with appreciably more dollars than the average American company, not only did employees probably get their requisite celebration, but the new vertical put cake front-and-center on its homepage, in the form of handbags.
It seems as though, with every passing season, extremely literal accessories become more and more popular among luxury customers. If you’ve got Charlotte Olympia tastes on a contemporary budget (or if you just don’t want to shell out huge bucks for a piece that’s more novelty than wardrobe-staple), you’ll want to check out the Kate Spade Hello Tokyo line, new for Fall 2014, which finds its inspiration exactly where you’d expect.