ACCESSORIES ISSUE – PART 1
by Micky Farivar
After Fall opulence of adornments, the fashion industry has reversed itself to a more basic trend for Spring. Nothing says, “back to basics” more than black and white, which has quickly emerged as one of the season’s big themes along with graphics and stripes — a perfect nod to mod. Basic yes, boring not.
Tonya Hawkes’ clutch is like a dream from the 1960s. Created from printed viper snake featuring faux ebony and studs, this standout bag is tribal yet swinging.
At Chanel, white is in high contrast with black and with a touch of 3D.
Marc Jacobs adds fun to stripes with the “Hairy Prisoners” bag made of beautiful calf leather for pony hair effect and graphic stripes. This bag is a perfect salute to the graphic prints of the 60’s.
Laser cut, structured, modern, and elegant clutches were everywhere at Victoria Beckham.
A classic now, Diane von Furstenberg’s leather clutch is in Lytton printed leather, a foliage print with the perfect graphic that makes it almost ethnic looking.
We love the patent leather clutch at Marni with a contrasting stud fastening strap that comes with a detachable wrist strap…
…and the sleek leather grid handbag also from Marni.
Dries Van Noten graphic clutch has been a fashion editor’s crush everywhere.
The Charlotte Olympia Domino Pandora “Box” with Perspex and crepe de chine detailing will cheer anyone and everyone.