Like fringe and studs, chain detailing is another trend that’s losing steam fast. It’s more likely to stay around than the other two because of the functional natural of chain straps, but chain as a design element can get a little boring. Until now, that is.
The Antik Batik Anka 1 Shoulder Bag puts fine-gage chain to creative use with an incredibly intricate chain-covered flap that goes a long way toward jazzing up what might be a boring suede hobo otherwise. If more designers were this creative with how they implemented trends (even slightly stale ones), my job would be a whole lot easier. (more…)