Images via Vogue.com

I keep waiting for Reed Krakoff to hit the sophomore slump with his eponymous line, but he just keeps hitting things out of the park. How well Krakoff, the president of Coach, has done launching the brand gives me very, very little sympathy for other large companies that don’t do as well with their bag lines. When you have a clear vision of what you want and you commit the resources and time to doing things the right way, some fantastic pieces can come out of it.

Largely, that’s what Reed Krakoff Spring 2012 is. The collection is heavier on exotics than previous seasons have been, but the signature Krakoff tailoring is still there. He chose a very modern color scheme for the collection, and for me, the bright bags are the clear standouts. Don’t get me wrong, though; I’d be happy with any of them in my closet.

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  • lzl

    the silhouette is so celine.

  • Lottied

    This bag reminds me too much of the Celine luggage tote, but I would not kick it out of my closet :) love Krafoff

    • Lottied

      I meant to type Krakoff :)

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

    I adore these bags! There is a Celine feel but I don’t think it is too close to the Luggage Tote

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      I agree about the Celine-ish feel, but it is too pretty to worry about. Plus I think the aesthetic goal is entirely different, even with a similar silhouette.

  • Fash Flood

    I love the neon coral and yellow hues in this collection. So modern.

    xo, Sarah
    http://www.fashflood.com

  • Jenny in Jacquard

    Absolutely LOVE the colors, shapes, and textures. RK has really done an amazing job on his line.

  • J Umm

    love the totes, not so much the clutches…. they’re meh.
    http://www.styledecorum.com

  • marinaharbour

    So Celine but really cute!!!

  • Leah

    Though these bags look like Celine… they are entirely different. These are structured, exotic bags while Celine has floopier, more casual bags. I prefer Reed!

  • Sil

    so gorgeous! i can’t decide which one’s my fav

  • Jackie Ellis

    Now THESE are some divine bags!!! Number 4… lust-worthy!! *sigh*

  • Louch

    Wow – would take one in a heartbeat

  • AW

    The shapes and colours are divine. Yes there’s a strong Celine knockoff flavor but somehow they still feel a bit more playful – it really might be the bright colors at work

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