This season, New York cemented its place as a powerhouse of contemporary accessories
New York Fashion Week is not a notably good event for spotting great designer bags on the runway (although outside the shows is a different situation), especially since Proenza Schouler and Altuzarra have decided to move their runway shows to Paris. Shoppers tend to like a good deal of history and heritage with their top-tier luxury houses, and that advantage generally belongs to Europe. What New York is quite good at, though, is contemporary bags, and there were some terrific ones on the runway at the Spring 2018 shows last week.
Accessories-wise, the two biggest highlights of NYFW have come to be Coach and Mansur Gavriel. These two NY-born brands sit at the intersection of high-fashion aesthetics and contemporary price points, and both showed lots of new pieces on their runways. (Technically, Mansur Gavriel has transitioned to in-season shows, so its bags were from Fall 2017.)
We scoured the runways for the best of the best from the week; check out almost two dozen below.
[Photos via Vogue Runway]
3.1 Phillip Lim
Elizabeth and James
Fenty x Puma
Oscar de la Renta
See by Chloé
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