Fashion shows are all about the excitement, the anticipation, and of course the clothes. But there’s another important detail not to be missed: the accessories! More specifically the handbags. This fall, the handbag trends that sashayed down the runway were big, small, subtle, and loud, but all were fashionably chic.
The overall look for this fall is lady-like sophistication, but you can rest assure that the designers took full creative license in making the look their own. Size matters for fall; big roomy top-handel satchels and totes to hold all your daily essentials (like lots of scarves!) to tiny clutches to celebrate the holidays, the basic structures to cover all your needs this fall.
Fabric and texture is always key to the unique look and feel of a bag. This fall some of those handbag trends are animal print, exotic leather to the tune of ostrich, python, and crocodile, quilted and patchwork patterns, minimalism, and embellishment. Alexander Wang and Fendi illustrate the diversity in the satchel look. With Wang, the look is specifically constructed, a bag that will hold its shape! Fendi plays off the traditional feel of a satchel, but mixes it up with a cut velvet patchwork pattern.
If something nature-influenced is your style, then the animal print and exotic leather trend is right up your alley. Some heavy players like Dolce and Gabbana, Givenchy, and Marc Jacobs have utilized nature perfectly. Dolce and Gabbana sticks with animal print, perfect for those not looking for real wild animal hyde. For those more adventurous and a tast for the rare, Givenchy mixes textures with mink and python, while Marc Jacobs plays with ostrich.
Not a fan of leather? Try the ever-classic and very fall style of a quilted pattern. What better example of this quintessential look than with iconic Chanel? Lush velvet in deep hues, such as the purple Boy bag, is a great alternative to leather of any kind.
Embellishments were hot on the runway for spring and summer 2013, but we can also enjoy it early this fall. Prada and Valentino work this look on different ends of the size spectrum. Prada in its spacious satchel and Valentino in its evening-ready clutch.
Craving something more simple and streamlined? Then the minimalism look is for you. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row is known for its clean lines and luxurious quality. If there’s one fashion house that can deliver the minimalistic look its The Row!
And what if you’re looking to combine as many of the trends as possible into one bag? There are many options, but we have to go with Celine! The ever-popular Luggage bag is a satchel with a minimalistic look, with superior craftsmanship, and optional color blocking patchwork designs.
Whatever your style, fall 2012 handbag trends will keep you stylish and CHIC!