AW17 Handbag Trends From The Catwalk

From absolute femininity to the omnipresent seventies trend, for AW17 the handbag trends are diverse. But most importantly, they are playful and the final flourish to your autumnal wardrobe…

DISTINCT FEMININITY
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There is something to be said for the classics. The innate femininity that was evident on the AW17 runways fully fulfils this requirement for timeless accessories carried neatly in the hand. Juxtaposed against more modern looks, that are often stereotypically masculine, these handbags were given a modern twist.

Now, they are touches of distinct femininity in a season of thick layers and harsher colours.

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS
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aw17 handbag trends

Creative, unique and always a statement piece, a key trend for this season is the arts and crafts look. Dolce & Gabbana executed this trend with utter style, plastering their bags with a beautiful floral design.

For others, the focus was on working with texture,

fabric and techniques such as weaving and knitting. This creates accessories which had a more relaxed feel.

These are not sleek, subtle pieces, they are to be worn with confidence and an equally interesting outfit, extending the mix of prints and textures.

THAT SEVENTIES SHOW
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The Seventies trend is inescapable this season and it continues into the accessories.

Deep chestnut browns and tobaccos marry in harmony in luxe velvet or corduroy, to create pieces which have a depth of character. This trend should be paired with elaborate faux-furs and rich autumnal tones of reds and browns for looks which hark back to the glamour of the Seventies.

Warm, comforting and one of the biggest trends of the season, these Seventies inspired handbags are the accessory of the coming season.

aw17 handbag trends

EMBELLISHMENT
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aw17 handbag trends

Similar to the arts and crafts trend but with a tougher edge, embellishment stamped its authority on the catwalks for this season.

In the now iconic Dior AW17 show, which presented look after look of  mono-tonal blue, handbag straps were embellished with delicate lace and hard metal.

These bags are distinct additions to an outfit, they are

made to be seen and inspire.

For the minimalist they can be easily worn with a subtle mono-tonal outfit, as seen on the Dior catwalk. But truly, these handbags are made to be worn as the finish to an elaborate outfit of different textures and prints. The backdrop of another larger and more simple bag is also another way to tick off an AW17 micro-trend.

THE BOX

 

 

Finally the style of bag which made its mark on the catwalk was the box.

A simple 3D structure, these bags add an architectural edge any outfit. Victoria Beckham, for example, matched the heritage trend and thus its distinct classic nature with this box bag to modernise the overall look.

Simple and structural, this style is the best way to add a contemporary edge to your autumnal wardrobe.

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