When former CFDA Fashion Incubator mentor Christine Park started Time’s Arrow last year, she took inspiration from her mother’s bag collection – pieces minimalist in style, yet heavy on interior organization. In this way, the Fall ‘14 Ishi clutches and crossbodies are certainly on-brand. What’s so brilliant here is that the same features offering function also offer aesthetic appeal. She’s stacked colorblocked pockets as a means for ordering your belongings. The brand’s signature compass-inspired hardware is missing, but its flash of gold is replaced by the metallic pocket peaking out. Though it may not be large enough for a phone, it’s just right for valet tickets, subway cards, and other tiny treasures.
As Park explains, “Time’s Arrow is a metaphor. We are all moving in a forward trajectory and take many necessities along with us.” With the wristlet, you’ll be able to take your must-haves to every holiday party, while the extra long strap on the crossbody primes it perfectly for a season spent fitting over winter coats! Time’s Arrow Ishi small wristlet clutch ($245) and large bicolor crossbody bag ($295) available at Bergdorf Goodman.