Fashion month is known for its decadence, enchantment and inherent chicness (of course) but sometimes, it can only be described as bizarre. And the bags are no exception! If there’s one thing we here at PurseBop love, it’s to revel in the weird and wacky wonders of the fashion world! Here are the quirkiest purses from the shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Packaging … But Make it FASHUN
While few sensations feel as good as leaving a luxury boutique with your latest purchase safely packaged inside a shopping bag, donning that same shopping bag as an everyday purse seems idiosyncratic. But it appears the perception that packaging is for … well packaging, didn’t bother Fendi.
At the Italian fashion house’s show in Milan models walked the runway carrying designs that resembled Fendi packaging. Vogue Runway described these “freakishly oversized shopping bags” and drawstring pouches as “suitably stimulating”. The quirky pieces came in pretty pink instead of the house’s signature yellow.
Bags As Objects
Mirror mirror on the wall … I know I left my keys in here somewhere! Jeremy Scott’s visions at Moschino seem to get more outlandish each season. The brand’s Fall 2020 Ready-to-wear collection was no different. Inspired by none other than the infamous last Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, the show certainly had an element of royal allure.
Models exuded all the pomp and galore of aristocracy, wearing flamboyant wigs and frilly neck scarfs adorned with pearls while carrying seemingly everyday objects as supposedly practical accessories (if you count bejewelled mirrors and three-tier cakes as everyday items!)
Doesn’t that just take the cake!
The Micro-Belt Bag Hybrid
Yes that’s right. Two of the hottest bag trends in fashion right now have combined to form this adorable hybrid. On the runways of Chanel, Fendi, Versace and Alexander McQueen micro bags hung from belts as charms – practical and, we must admit, super cute.
At Chanel a micro capsule in a deep fuchsia fabric discretely hung from one model’s belt giving an eclectic look to a predominantly monochrome outfit that boasted captivating Edwardian accents. For Alexander McQueen, creative director Sarah Burton paired the trend with sharp suiting to charming effect.
(Read: Why Belt Bags are Here to Stay)
The architect behind the groundbreaking micro bag trend was sure to get in on this new style. Jacquemus opted for a more subtle and simplistic approach to this outlandish design idea with a sleek thin belt and flat pouch in a myriad of colors.
Small bags worn as attachments of bigger bags
Speaking of bag charms, the runways of the world’s fashion capitals were flooded with bags on bags … on bags. Because one is simply not enough! At Versace and Moschino models carried mini bags on the side of their larger counterparts to act as charming yet practical add-ons.
Bags worn as necklaces
It appears the latest concept of wearing bags as jewellery, exemplified by the launch of the Louis Vuitton ‘Party Bracelet’ bags is catching on. At Versace models took to the runway with bags hanging loosely around their necks resembling wide-eyed tourists wearing cameras. Lacoste also embraced this outlandish style during Paris Fashion Week with little buttoned pouches that hung around models’ necks by a thin strap.
Could a purse ever replace a jewel on a pendant? Perhaps! Is this look high fashion or more suited to carrying your essentials during a day trip to Disney World? If the bum bag’s elevation into the world of luxury fashion is anything to go by, we say anything is possible!
Are you a fan of these unusual designs? What are your handbag highlights from fashion month? Let us know.
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