Balmain; Acne Studios; Celine
Another year, another season full of exciting designer collections to ogle. With the latest batch of fall runway shows coming to a close, it’s time to dive into what we do best: trend spotting. In this installment, we’re taking a break from the clothes to dive into the handbags that blew up the runways (and in turn the internet).
While a number of enduring classics made an appearance—Valentino’s beloved Rockstud totes and Hermès’s famous Birkin were two examples—designers also weren’t afraid to experiment. The overall theme of this season’s emerging handbag trends was bold and multidimensional, playing on exaggerated shapes or outlandish proportions that almost dwarf the bag’s wearer. While some of the trends we’ve spotted are so dramatic they’re bound to be the subject of endless Twitter threads, other trends skewed way more practical. Regardless, we assure you they’ll be everywhere