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The Best Bag Trends for AW18

After a very hectic fashion month across the globe some of our favourite brands are already making serious headway in our hearts for AW18. With brands from our home counties in the UK to across the pond in NYC, and a fair few in-between, we’ve scouted through our accessories aesthetics heroes to bring you a rundown of the best bag trends for next season.

Oversized Clutch Bags

It looks to be oversized bags galore for AW18, with versions displayed everywhere from Rejina Pyo & Markus Lupfer in London to Furla in Milan, and its fair to say we’re already head over heels. The Alice-in-Wonderland proportions don’t just lie with handbags next season, as vastly oversized items reigned supreme across the catwalks, from jackets at Calvin Klein & Balenciaga to hats at Marc Jacobs, these were amongst the few to take the oversized trend up a notch for next season. As you know here at MyBag, we can’t resist a funky handbag and this one is not only slightly comical, but actually incredibly useful. From day-to-night-out, (or should we say week out?) this bag has you covered (literally).

@Zendaya wearing Marc Jacobs Fall '18 🏆 #MJFW18 Photo by @zoeygrossman

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The Wrist Hold

The best part about this one is it isn’t actually product dependent, this is literally one of those street style things that you know everyone is going to start adopting (a bit like the double cross body). Some of our favourite brands have adopted the style for the next season, including Fendi and Kate Spade, which will be joining us for next season at MyBag.

We reckon why not get ahead and try it this season with a few of these?

Fluff

As we prepare to launch the newest of Charlotte Simone‘s faux feats, with the brand bringing more fluffy fun than ever to MyBag for SS18, there are many brands following suit next season (our hint being, stock up now). Once again Shrimps brought a collection of adorable, huggable handbag fun, adopting bright colours no matter the season in ever-trending tiny sizes. Close behind them was Alexander Wang, who showcased back at NYFW with some adorable monochrome fluffy features. Us being us we have to admit we’re in favour of this trend.

Shrimps AW18 Look 16 💛

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Object Bags

Newish brand to the limelight Rejina Pyo sparked some serious conversation around her AW18 ‘Olivia Object Bag’, a cute cosmetics style bag with a new geometric shape in a calming crocodile leather palette. A MyBag favourite followed suit, with Aspinal of London presenting their extended ‘Hat Box Collection’, seen on fashion and famous faces alike you can read a little more about their impressive AW18 collection here.

#MajaMalnar wears the Lion Box Clutch from our #AW18 collection at #MFW

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ID Badges

From Prada’s security-guard style name tags back at the Paris Men’s shows in January to Moncler’s ski lift pass inspired neck tags in Milan, it’s almost as though the tiny bag trend has gone off the rails for next season. Between the enormous coats (and their probably enormous pockets) and the ever shrinking bag trends, it appears practicality is key for AW18. Not only has this trend highlighted the importance of prioritising necessities, and with it learning we don’t actually technically need to bring a spare wash bag and full sized make up brush set with us to the supermarket. A sci-fi inspired throwback is noticeable here (see Black Mirror season 4 or Gucci FW18), you’ll need your tiny astronaut ID card to enter next season.

Sustainability

Now although this isn’t directly related to bags, one of our favourite new brands at MyBag is bringing something truly special with its AW18 collection. The #StartWithATree campaign from Pinko is one that does not shy away from the waste within its industry and the brand vows to plant a tree for every t-shirt sold alongside the collection. With a similar overarching mission, Marine Serre created patchwork scarf dresses after stockpiling silk scarves over a number of months to create an upcycled production system, whereby orders for her bright and beautiful collection can continue to be fulfilled sustainably. We’re all for it.

 

By Alexandra Neilson-Clark



Alex Neilson-Clark

Alex Neilson-Clark

Writer and expert

Follower of street style trends by the dozen, you'll rarely catch me in anything but trainers. Accessories and outerwear are my calling, and in my eyes there's no such thing as overdoing them.