Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri admits the pandemic affected her collection. Straying from the sharp, stiff, classic Dior constructions, she leaned more into comfort and flow. Her bags reflect a more arts and crafty look with tooled leather (again), tasseled fringe and ikat prints.
Dior leaned into its new Bobby line , Lady Dior (or really the Lady D-lite) and Books Totes for these bohemian fabrications. Clutches were . . . well, clutch, as models large and small hit the runway.
It’s probably no surprise that Dior’s newest style showed several times in the latest collection. This shoulder bag appeared in exotic, plain and tooled leather, as well as the diorama logo print, all with a thick printed fabric strap.
Lady Dior (or D-Lite)
Who says classic can’t be a little bit funky? Dior treated its time-tested ladylike handbag to the latest fashion moment.
Fans of the Book Tote large and small should be pleased with the wide selection coming in Spring. Options abound if you’re looking for a tote. And for many of us still expecting to lug masks and sanitizer, that’s tote-ally exciting.
Also shown is a bag that appears to be a cross between a Book Tote and Messenger, but we confess it was difficult to discern. Let us know what you think.
Clutches are Clutch
The Dior runway featured a lot of clutches . . . large, small, leather, fabric. Most are flat with the CD logo closure . . . but one wee clutch is a bit different.
Of course, the teeniest of all caught our eye . . . We can’t wait to see the details but it’s obvious this one is a bit thicker.
Arts and Crafts
And now for the options that are a bit different. Fishnet, tassel fringe and more take these bags straight to bohemia.
Is the pandemic shifting your personal fashion vibe? Any of these bags on your spring shopping list?