Polka dot or animal spot? Painterly circles or graffiti-inspired triangles? Or something else entirely? Honestly, when something looks this good, it doesn’t really need to be defined with a precision-perfect touch. It can just be! Enter the new abstract-printed bags, a great alternative to your typical, classic, traditional animal, dotted, or floral prints.
Whether it’s by way of Phillip Lim’s newest incarnation of the miniaturized Pashli (never underestimate Lim’s power when it comes to the irreverent and playful), complete with a jagged, retro, loosely digitized print on bright blue leather, or via Lanvin’s purposefully messy take on the classic polka-dot pattern, spots (on fabric like a painter’s canvas, no less) so whimsically sloppy they graze each other: it’s safe to say this is a refreshing departure from the same old when it comes to print play. Out with the old, and in with the abstract! 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli mini messenger printed leather shoulder bag, $875, on NET-A-PORTER, and Lanvin ivory and black spotted box clutch, $1,685, on Ssense.