At the risk of employing a cliche, I think black might be the new black. The inky color beloved by fashion people and regular folks alike (especially in New York) has been oddly omnipresent in Fall 2012 collections; because it doesn’t photograph well and more vivid colors are preferred for magazine editorials, black often finds itself relegated to a designer’s non-runway line. But in Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2012, among many other shows (Gucci, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana), black takes a starring role.

Ferragamo didn’t show only black, but the brand started the show with a heavy dose of it before moving on to bags in brown, blue and a little bit of cranberry. The options ranged from minimal crossbodies with flat, broad leather straps to hippie-luxe bucket bags with lots of embroidery and gold detailing. The bags themselves didn’t bring to mind any one woman; I could see the collection being worn everywhere from the boardroom to the farmer’s market.

Images via Vogue.com

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