I love Tom Ford’s version of the classic Hermès Kelly top-handle tote. A riff on the quintessential style, the Icon is still infused with his signature details, like an oversized zipper and well-placed, high-impact hardware.
Pushing the envelope is a must. As a designer, you should always strive to create something unique and personality-driven. But it’s possible to push the envelope past the point of no return. And as a designer, you should also know when to stop.
This Tod’s bag is so very interesting, but I’m not sure that’s entirely a good thing. Interesting doesn’t necessarily mean perfectly gorgeous. I do love the plump, rounded shape, but with the rounded flap to go with it and the rubber gommini outfitting the corners, this kind of looks more like an armadillo than a chic bag.