Sometimes, and Idea is just too complicated to be rendered in real life. There are too many elements, too many things happening at once, and too much opportunity for discord to bring every idea to fruition.
However, it appears that that didn’t stop the folks at Jerome Dreyfuss when they designed the Jerome Dreyfuss Luciene Suede Fringe Bag. Suede, leopard print, detachable fringe, zip-off pockets, magenta for contrast? It’s all here!
I don’t hate it, but I also don’t think it’s particularly successful. Instead of focusing on a few ideas and combining them in a sophisticated way, the brand just went whole hog in the direction of ridiculousness and threw in everything but the kitchen sink. I happen to think that tan and magenta look great next to one and other, but the stuck-on nature of the fringe and pocket is a little weird. It doesn’t jibe with the design of the bag and instead of being an inventive way to deconstruct a bag, it looks like some extra stuff was just thrown on a purse that was already done. With a bit more time spent, it could possibly be made into something more successful, but right now it just looks like an afterthought. Buy through ShopBop for $795.
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