There are a few standard approaches to runway bags that we usually see brands take. First (and least helpfully), there are brands that don't include bags in their shows, even though they make them. They're no fun. On the other end of the continuum, you have brands that arm every single model with a bag, and sometimes more than one--they're our favorites, for obvious reasons. Most brands, including Chloé, find one of a couple available spots in the middle.
For Fall 2016, Chloé chose to showcase only one bag on its runway, and it's a totally new design that nonetheless feels extremely Chloé. The brand has churned out a stream of very well-received saddle bags over the past few seasons, but they've all been pretty structured and a bit petite; for fall, the brand chose to go a larger, slightly slouchier route but stick with the saddle bag format that has worked so well with its French-boho aesthetic.
I like the bag, and I suspect that it will be a crowd-pleaser for functional reasons when it hits stores, but I don't quite love it. The Drew, Faye and Hudson have all captured my attention because they're so sharp and have impeccable details, while this bag is just...a nice bag. But hey, sometimes a nice bag is all you want. Let us know if it tickles your fancy in the comments.
[Photos via Vogue Runway]
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