Modern art and architecture come together seamlessly with the fluid designs of Lee Savage’s bags. Guided by aesthetic influences of the 1960s Minimalism movement, Savage (who unsurprisingly has past experience in interior design) debuts three clutch styles under her namesake label for Spring 2014. And they are nothing short of enticingly original.
When it comes to the summer, I need two kinds of bags: I either require a really giant tote for travel, the beach, pool, and so on, or I just want a small, easy crossbody bag for strolling, sightseeing, and perusing museums.
What’s the latest from our beloved Jack and Lazaro? This season, Proenza Schouler takes their signature metal fold-over clasp and appropriates it on a hard-case minaudière. The result is nothing short of magical.
Oh no, she didn’t! Charlotte Olympia struck again, and though the joke’s on me, I’m too excited to care. There I was scrolling through NET-A-PORTER looking for some new sunglasses, when I found the perfect retro pair – only to realize it was a cat-eyed clutch!
How does a Snob in her forties tackle the crop-top trend? If your answer is avoid it entirely, you’re dead wrong! It’s just a matter of making sure you looked pulled together and executing a wise way with proportion play. A monochromatic three-piece ensemble is a chic nod to this season’s cropped trend without bordering onto tacky territory.
Look who’s back! Mirrored leather, high-shine and unapologetic, has returned to the scene, and I definitely need to get in on the glossy action. Especially when it’s done this right: reflective silver can easily go the way of a disco inferno – be wary of construction when it comes to this fickle leather; one wrong move and you’ve gotten something cheap and tacky that should be left on the retro dance floor.
Right now, it’s all about polka dots on everything from sundresses to stilettos, but you know I have a special place in my heart and closet for bags. A smattering of spots can serve a real purpose. Take a boring, serious bag and add the right kind of dots – whether magnified, hardware-decked, perforated, or perfectly wacky – and bam! Suddenly you’ve got something cheerful and delightful for summer.
I love a good, simple shoulder pouch for the spring, so that I can be breezy and effortless like the season. But instead of a boring overly-simplified pouch, this has details that take it so much further. The metallic patent flap in silver gives a flash without getting too blingy for the day. The hardware has the slightest industrial feel for fun so it isn’t so serious.
You don’t need to reinvent the wheel – you need to reissue it! At least that’s the case for a historic house like Ferragamo that has a vast collection of iconic pieces and a clientele who longs to get their hands on every last one.