Although handbags are certainly central to Céline's growth, profitability and ascension to the top of the fashion industry's prestige market, the brand tends not to over-emphasize its bags on the runway in favor of centering clothes and a few other seasonal accessories. That means the runway bags are usually weird, but for Fall 2015, they were incrementally less weird.
The show featured only a handbag of bags, split mostly into two categories: colorful, minimalist hobos and wearable vest-bags. The vest-bags were the conceptual note to which we've become accustomed, although they felt more functional than most of Céline's runway bag in recent seasons, even if they're out of the realm of interest for most bag-buyers. The hobos, on the other hand, felt modern and unfussy; they're probably not the thing that's going to inspire the Luggage Tote-ing masses, but lovers of Céline's clothes will surely scoop them up.
We'll have to wait until the Fall 2015 lookbooks make their debut to see what else Céline has in store, bag-wise, for the second half of this year.
< [Photos via Vogue.co.uk]
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