All images via Vogue.com

Even with the rapidly changing landscape of fashion criticism and American Vogue‘s relative conservatism compared to its European counterparts, the magazine and its website are still first and foremost among the industry’s most important publications. When Vogue says that something’s important, designers, buyers and consumers pay attention, and Vogue.com recently posted its picks\ for the season’s key accessories trends.

If you followed along with our Fashion Week coverage, you probably noticed some of these things too – Vogue‘s calling them Modern Embellishment, Transparency, Athleticism, Ladylike Pastels and The Skin of the Season. We’ve got their picks for which of Spring 2012’s bags best illustrate those trends after the jump, and we’d like you to let us know if there’s any look that you’re particularly impatient to get your hands on in the comments. Pay particular attention to the bags that could fit easily into more than one of these categories – those are the styles to watch come spring.

Modern Embellishmen

Prada:

Gucci:

Transparency

Louis Vuitton:

Athleticism

Marc Jacobs


Givenchy


Balenciaga


Alexander Wang

Ladylike Pastels

Versace


Ralph Lauren


Louis Vuitton

The Skin of the Season

Valentino


Tod’s


Reed Krakoff


Prada


Michael Kors


Salvatore Ferragamo


Fendi


Derek Lam


Chloe


Bally

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