As we all have learned, or at least surmised, by now, black and industrial are two of the biggest trends for fall. They’re also easily the most widely embraced trends that I can recall in recent memory, in terms of the number of designers buying in to the look. Studs and rough leather have become nearly omnipresent this season, and it’s hard to find any designer that hasn’t devoted at least a portion of their accessories collection to the look.
And even for a trend that I love so much, it’s important to have something different around to provide a juxtaposition in style and color. And to that end, we have the D&G Multicolor Lily Top Handle.
In another season, with different trends, I probably wouldn’t even like this bag. As it is, I’m not sure I do now. It’s got a 70s, retro, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat vibe to it that’s both silly and kind of attractive, although I suspect that may be my hangover talking.
But they kept the color combination season-appropriate, and the use of suede, metallic leather, and regular leathers feels less contrived than it often does in similar bags. I probably wouldn’t buy it myself since it’s very much not my style, but I can appreciate the restrained hand that it took to make a bag that uses so many colors and textures and not make it into something that’s obviously a novelty bag. Because above all, this looks wearable, which may be its greatest achievement. Buy through Luisa Via Roma for $1731.
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