Another trend month has wrapped up, leaving us spoilt for choice with all the new trends, runway looks and road fashion shots to swoon over. As more and more brands go into new realms, more shows started to feature accessories to accompany their own collections, making us bag lovers very pleased. The Cabinets were varied, from classic structural leather to fun fresh textures and sizes, place to make AW20 an exciting time for your wardrobe. Giving you the need-to-know from the month, here are the top bag trends from the AW20 runways.
Always levelling up, this year we saw some basic styles getting a revamp in new substances and mixes we have never noticed before. Dior maintained it luxe with big top-handle tote bags in rich jewel-toned shadow, inspiring us to add some extravagance to our weekly shop. In the same way, Max Mara brought a road fashion favourite to the runway with matchy-matchy fluffy fur jackets and bags, letting you add extra cozy vibes throughout your own accessories. We are going to be carrying ours as a clutch no matter how large the dimensions is, tucking them under our arms to cradle our newest bag babies.
In keeping with their cool-girl brand, Molly Goddard chosen for a more toned-down fashion when she sent models down the catwalk with seersucker bags. A take on the chic french string shopping bags, the new season will soon be supplying us with low-key shapes in high-key materials.
Is fringing a feel, or a way of life?
One of the very obvious bag trend was fringing as so many designers revealed us fringed jackets, boots and bags, oh my. Amongst our favourites was Prada’s beautiful jellyfish-like clutch, made from white leather with soft blue fringing made from fine strands of string instead of the timeless leather. This trend contrasts nicely for wedding time or a occasion where you wanted a clutch with a spin.
On the opposite end of this spectrum, Bottega Veneta displayed long draping leather fringing reaching all of the way to the model’s calf. Merging perfectly with all the weaved feel of this bag, the comparison between the heavy black leather along with the delicate layout has us swooning. If neither of these are dramatic enough to you, or if you’re looking for inspiration for a formal event, look to Erdem and their tear-drop beaded fringe draping down from vintage-inspired bags. Giving us 1920’s Great Gatsby vibes, a bag that beautiful deserves a spot in our rundown of the greatest bag trends for AW20.
3 Shapes & Structures
You may think there’s nothing new to devise, and then the Moncler display starts. Levelling up the classic hat box, the collection featured spherical bags in prints to coordinate with the clothing, which makes for a bag which has been reminiscent of a Christmas tree bauble or the beads you used to make jewellery with as a child. With pearl high handled, we’re definitely adding this to our formal dressing inspo albums, giving us a fresh spin on a statement catch bag.
For something more wearable, Coach’s luggage were a lesson in design and structure, making bags with sharp edges and architectural shapes. Triangles, cylinders, ideal cubes; there is a lot to choose from here, making this one of the very exciting tote trends in a while. Who knows what form it is going to be following.
4 Teeny Tiny Bags
You know your miniature bag that you can not match your mobile phone in? Yeah, make it even smaller.
Micro bags were everywhere this year, both on the runway and the streets as the Jacquemus impact continues to grow, proving to be one of those bag tendencies that’s sticking around. But this season saw a new fad as micro totes were worn as an additional accessory rather than carried, with small bags being transported alongside large bags or strapped to models wrist. Prada repurposed their bags in to bracelets as the versions wore teeny little bags around their necks, while Fendi attached golden micro bags for their straps. A more wearable option came from Versace as models carried micro bags alongside large totes and overnight bags, a hint that we think could be super helpful for always being able to find your keys and cans.