Before we get too caught up with the Fall/Winter season’s tweeds, wools, knits, dark leathers, and heavy textures, let’s take a minute to appreciate the unconventional. There’s something to be said for the element of surprise (got to keep ‘em on their toes!), and nothing will catch onlookers off-guard like a bright, perky bag right about now.
We’re on the fence about fur bags. Your wallet doesn’t get cold, so what purpose do they really serve? Feet, on the other hand, need as much help staying warm as they can get, which is why I say bring on the (tasteful) fur shoes! Tasteful is an important modifier here because fur can go wrong so quickly.
The Italians always know how to please, and by the time New York has set the tone with the street-smart and easy-on-the-eyes and London has injected its unique sense of quirk, the Milan shows are always a powerhouse explosion of savvy ideas and grand visions.
This was the decade of the it bag. I don’t mean to say that there weren’t iconic bags before – the term “it bag” was coined in the ‘90s! And there were many (yes, Dior is on this list twice – no, I won’t apologize). Which of these styles did you carry?
It was my birthday last week, and one of my friends sent me a most decadent bouquet of vintage pink roses (over 100 of them!). I stop and smell them daily and now have florals on my mind. My mother-in-law hated getting flowers – she said all flowers inevitably die and that depressed her. Me? I love flowers! The more, the better.
It’s all about balance. A colorful fall wardrobe dictates a neutral bag wardrobe, and the best way to achieve hue harmony comes by way of baby bags in winter white. Don’t fear the white accessory! When your bag is this petite, your odds of getting it dirty are minimal.
What better way to get kids interested in fashion than with a catalogue modeled on a child’s picture book? The creative campaign mixes photos of Fendi-wearing tots with wintery illustrations of cute little animals. In a collection inspired by the great outdoors, fur naturally takes center stage, appearing on hats (only tots can pull off the Davy Crockett look), boots, coats, and even collars.