20 fashion bags of spring: From the head of a lion to a bag of straw
A noticeable bag is a first-order thing. If you are thinking about buying a new, non-classical model, we advise you to choose it in accordance with the spring-summer trends: pay attention to the metallic luster, transparency, fringe, stripes and chains. Also take into account the form: it should be comfortable and suitable for your rhythm of life. We chose 20 non-dull bags from new collections for every taste and budget.
The bag in the new season - all bags bag. Soft forms, on the drawstring, such bags are sewn from a variety of materials - from matte leather and textiles to suede and silk. Bag-bag immediately adds relaxation and softens any image. Designers advise to give up the long strap and wear this model right in your hand. For inspiring examples are Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton, J.W.Anderson and Stella McCartney. The most chic is to try to adapt to your wardrobe a soft nylon backpack, which in school was called a "bag for a second shoe." Why not?
Mango, 2999 rubles,Loewe, £1100 →
Big bag on the short handle
Such bags may seem too boring, serious, but most importantly, they have been blunt-bitten, because many brands produce this model from season to season. However, it is unlikely that you will find a better option if you have to carry a laptop and a pile of papers into the office, and the backpack does not fit into the work dress code. So this season, designers have not left working without attention: such a model can be found in (unexpectedly) Maison Margiela, and in Tod's, and in Céline - in the most original design.
← Fendi, £1159, Zara, 6999 rub
Bag in the form of an animal
Lions, tigers, dogs and zebras are not just a random listing of the inhabitants of the fauna, they are also animals, in the form of which the designers made bags in the new season. "Brutal" models can always be found in the mass market and, of course, in the children's departments. Who is counting on a slightly more serious approach - pay attention to the options Gucci, Thom Browne and Kate Spade New York.
Charlotte olympia, €492, Thom browne, €1045 →
In the new season, waist bags are worn with anything from denim suits to slim combinations. The most notable options are Balenciaga, Baja East and Kenzo. They are a little like traditional belt bags, which are so loved by tourists. Bags from sequins, with a lot of pockets and unusual decoration for sure there will be in any mass market. Sports options also have a place to be, but it is better not to wear them with usual sweatpants, but in contrast - with off-shoulder dresses and silk bomber jackets. By the way, the bags with metallic luster in the new season were released, it seems, in general, everything - belt options, casting silver, look more organic than others.
← Asya malbershtein, 4900 rubles,ZARA, 2 499 rub.
Small bag hard shape
The owners of the Mark Cross brand are proud of the fact that at one time their cult model Grace, named after you know who, was being worn (and still worn) by Hollywood celebrities. In the new season similar tiny bags-trunks released Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Ralph Lauren. In order not to look old-fashioned and boring, it is better not to combine them with frankly business monochrome suits and trench coats. All the rest is why not.
& Other Stories, £105, Olympia Le-Tan, €1583 →
Straw bags are the regulars of hits every spring and summer season. This time the fundamental difference is that these are not just beach bags for relaxing - now they make clutches, backpacks, and cross bodysuits that are comfortable to wear in the city. A big plus is that even a model made of straw, pretending to be a serious and strict bag, thanks to the material is able to knock off the pride of any pretentious suit. But in combination with light dresses and pajamas such bags have no equal. The main thing is to choose non-standard forms. For inspiration, contact Ralph Lauren and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.
← Nali, 1363.63 rub.,Muzungu Sisters, €205
Sports style and comfort course do not give designers peace. Things are becoming more convenient and functional, and is there a bag more functional than a backpack? If you wish, you can shove everything you need into it and go on a trip. True, in urban space backpacks play a special role: it is difficult to name the place or event on which the backpack may seem out of place. It is worth looking at the most unusual options - with the decoration of faux fur, transparent plastic or with a bright print, and the simplest - minimalist and versatile. Some of these could be found at the Burberry and Hunter Originals shows.
Topshop, £32, adidas Originals x Farm Tukana, 3977 rub. →
Bags in the form of different items
Not the most practical, convenient and certainly not suitable for everything. Bags in the form of abstract objects perform, rather, a decorative function - at best, they hold about as many things as they do in tiny clutches. Such bags from season to season produce mass-market brands, and they are designed mostly for young audiences. The same spring, bags in the form of road signs, cameras, televisions, bags of laundry detergent and popcorn buckets can be seen in a whole pool of expensive brands - from eternal humorist Jeremy Scott and his show for Moschino to the girl brand Kate Spade New York. Such an ironic approach is suitable for those who are tired of the domination of the "new comfort" and gray sweaters.
← Topshop, £28, Moschino, $995
The echoes of the 70s, which only a couple of seasons ago were traced by all brands in a row, make themselves felt in the accessory trend of this spring and summer: the crescent bags could be seen at the shows of Victoria Beckham and Michael Kors. In this case, large models on a long strap are clearly more convenient for clutches. Such are good both with a suit with wide trousers, and with silk dresses in combination with rough footwear. Look for options with decorative chains or long fringe.
Victoria beckham, £1455, Asos, 2045 rub. →
The case when you get money from your wallet, because it is too big. The most impractical bag from the entire list is a tiny clutch bag that looks like a piece of jewelry, often with only lipstick and keys. This is definitely not a bag for every day - rather, a bright accessory that is needed to hold hands. Lanvin combines them with dresses in sequins, Saint Laurent - with bold leather jackets, and Dries Van Noten - with matching gloves.
← Mango, 2999 rubles,Edie parker, $1595
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