Thanks to the brilliant Roland Mouret’s arguably long-overdue foray into bags, my favorite dresses now have perfect companions. On his Fall ’14 runway, the French designer, he of the body-transforming dresses and sensuous, geometric genius, unleashed a first line of bags with his typically top-notch collection.
Unsurprisingly, the new additions mirror the same strategic yet sexy construction. You can see it on the sharp, graphic lines and strong angles of the Palais Royale box clutch, which is basically the little black dress of bags. As in, you need it now and you’ll need it forever. Similarly, the Montsouris shoulder bag, in soft cobalt leather, appropriates the house’s trademark illusion-fold motif, for a dual-compartment bag that’s as practical as it is pretty. Needless to say, they also reflect Mouret’s unflinching attention to detail. Emphasis on attention, as you’ll be getting a lot with these covetable luxury staples. Palais Royale clutch, $1,965, and Montsouris shoulder bag, $1,120, available on NET-A-PORTER.
Pair with: Announce you’re all grown up with a pair of shoes that matches the mood of your bag, like Gianvito Rossi’s point-toe mules, cut to reveal just enough skin. At Barneys New York for $705.