Face it – you’ve become permanently attached to your smart phone, tablet, and laptop. And by you, I mean me! It feels like my life would fall apart if any one of these things were to disappear or be damaged. Just like you would with anything that is so precious in your life, you make sure it’s safe and snuggled up in the most fabulous coverings.
What is the essence of the Nina Ricci woman? That’s the question Peter Copping explored at his show at the Jardin yesterday, and the answer he reaped was a most satisfying one. Not that we didn’t have more than a hint already.
When it comes to classic-cool style amped up by a thousand percent, Phillip Lim puts other designers to shame. He has an eternally fresh sensibility, something you just can’t fake. Once again, Phillip has brought his downtown-with-a-hint-of-uptown aesthetic together in a flawless manner: the result is an amazingly edgy shoulder bag.
I’m not really a fan of bucket bags, namely because no one has managed to design one that’s anything short of cringe-worthy. I have to admit that Elizabeth & James has done pretty well with this precious pink mini version (pre-order at Neiman Marcus for $455), though. They kept it simple with just a single zipper to add structure.
We’re never surprised to see fur grace the Fall runways, but the number of fur bags this season is off the charts. From Donna Karan’s shaggy style (her 30th anniversary collection was all about movement) to DVF’s trim shoulder bags, black seemed to be the shade of choice, with Vera Wang also throwing her noir beaver shopping bag into the ring.
Stuart Vever’s first collection for Coach is completely straightforward for those worried that the brand’s typicalicon customer wouldn’t get it. Americana idealized and suburbian Oregon track homes in the fall serve as inspiration for a utilitarian collection that purposely lacks polish, but instead is infused with charm. Colors are literal fall foliage of ochre and auburn.