Get ready to be able to put things in your bag again
You can divide all handbag lovers into basically two groups: people who are more interested in trends and people who are more interested in longevity. In recent years, the trend people have been winning, as the luxury accessories industry pumps out fun, not-so-functional mini bags, fanny packs, highly embellished pieces, and logo bags. If you're just looking for a neutral, functional, luxurious work bag to carry for the next year or two, things haven't been quite as exciting. If you take a look at Tom Ford's Spring 2019 runway, though, you might find cause for optimism.
In contrast to the colorful, highly embellished, heavily beaded bags on Ford's Fall 2018 runway, this group was notably more subtle. Also notable was the fact that the bags in question were all new designs for the brand, including camera, tote and hobo styles. The camera bags were all in what I'm assuming was embossed croc, while the totes and hobos were made of incredibly soft-looking smooth leather. They were big and simple, with the only branding being a small bit of hardware in the shape of an inverted T, plus the designer's initials in small print.
The bags' designs are restrained and mature, but not old-feeling because the details are kept very clean. They're perfect for the office or errands, which is likely where most shoppers take their bags, anyway. Check out all the bags from the runway below.
[Photos via Vogue Runway]
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