Plus, a second major accessories designer hops on the rhinestone hardware bandwagon
If you like black bags, boy does Alexander Wang have some options for you. The designer has long skewed his collections toward darker shades, but in the past year, Wang has put all his chips on black, especially when it comes to his runway bags. (When eventually made for retail, the bags usually come in multiple colors.) The brand's Fall 2018 runway show, held over the weekend in New York, followed exactly in line with that previously set tone.
Other than a couple clutches made of sheets of rhinestone chainmail or silver fur, all of the collection's handbags were black. The included several versions of a fanny pack made the be carried across the body, as has become a thing with paparazzi-baiting tastemakers lately, but the longer chains will make the look more accessible to women who don't want to wear a bag strapped across their breasts or under their armpits. In addition to that, we spotted a second emerging trend: rhinestone-encrusted hardware, seen first at Tom Ford.
The other dominant look in the collection was bags made of black nylon with studding and chain straps, which will remind pretty much any bag lover of Prada without a second thought. Prada's long-popular black nylon bags are experiencing a current resurgence, and it's not particularly surprising to see a millennial-focused brand like Alexander Wang pay clear homage to a bag that so many of its shoppers grew up coveting. Check out all the bags from the show below.
[Photos via Vogue Runway]
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