MUST HAVE DESIGNER BAGS OF THE SEASON!
Backpack might be taking over the spotlight but a bag is still the queen of accessory, discover the SS16 must have bags (and a few clutches) selected by Design SCENE Magazine’s Fashion Features editor Katarina Djoric. Our attention take the best bags of current season from the much talked about collections by Alexander McQueen, bag superstar Charlotte Olympia, Dolce & Gabbana (times two), Gucci, Emilio Pucci, Pierre Hardy’s vinyl takeover, Sophie Hulme, Stella McCartney and Valentino.
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Tough and luxurious, Alexander McQueen’s black chain & sequins bag will make an elevating addition to a look. Adjustable and detachable shoulder strap with lanyard clasp fastening. Carry it to toughen monochrome looks.
Box clutch in clear perspex with leopard feature with crystal-cut eyes at magnetic closure remind’s us of era of old Hollywood glamour. Removable leopard print textile zip pouch at interior. Signature spiderweb logo disk at zip-pull.
Structured lizard-embossed leather box shoulder bag in black from Dolce & Gabbana is definitely one of the craziest this season. Gold-tone accents throughout with adjustable and detachable woven shoulder strap in tan with lobster clasp fastenings featuring leather and stud accents and gold-tone hardware.
Dolce & Gabbana’s Dolce box bag is elevated with exquisite detailing this season. This white grained-leather design features a hand-painted lemon and blossom print along with eye-catching flower-bead and crystal embellishment. Tote it by the tonal-yellow python top handle for the most ladylike take.
Pucci’s detachable adjustable calfskin shoulder strap bag in beautiful yellow hue is perfect choice for this season. With one internal zip pocket and two internal patch pockets it has space for everything.
Gucci’s fresh new Padlock bag is impeccably crafted from glossy python in shades of brown, red, and navy. A polished gold-tone metal clasp – which can be locked using the accompanying keys – pulls the look together, while the chain strap may be worn on the shoulder or swung from the crook of the elbow. Coordinate it with a pair of the label’s platform heels for a head-turning result.
Lightly structured tote bag in clear vinyl with buffed leather trim in black throughout is one of the favorites coming from Pierre Hardy’s studio. Twin carry handles at top with adjustable and detachable grosgrain shoulder strap in black and lobster-clasp fastenings. Contrasting printed canvas patch pocket in tones of black, taupe and, grey at bag interior.
The Mini Albion tote is a signature Sophie Hulme style that’s instantly recognisable thanks to the 24kt gold-plated brass buckles and hardware. This one is crafted from black saddle leather that’s beautifully soft, and comes with a choice of strap – carry it by the two top handles, utilising the long shoulder strap on busy days in the city.
This season, Stella McCartney punctuates its refined accessory line with ultra-playful pieces like this faux-fur leopard clutch. It has a cool spherical shape that closes with a gold-tone clasp, and can be held by the gold-tone handle or long chain strap. Why not up the glamour and tote it alongside animal-print ready-to-wear?
Valentino’s Eastern influence for Pre-AW16 is evident in this Enchanted Wonderland Plexi clutch. It has a boxy silhouette, keeping your evening’s essentials in a transparent enclosure. Team it with a black midi-length dress to show off the colorful motif.