Another fashion month has wrapped up, leaving us spoilt for choice with all the new trends, runway looks and street style shots to swoon over. As more and more brands move into new realms, more shows began to feature accessories to accompany their collections, making us bag lovers very happy. The vibes were super varied, from classic structural leather to fun new textures and sizes, set 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 season we saw some classic styles getting a revamp in new materials and combinations we’ve never seen before. Dior kept it luxe with big top-handle tote bags in rich jewel-toned velvet, inspiring us to add some extravagance to our weekly shop. Similarly, Max Mara brought a street style favourite to the runway with matchy-matchy fluffy fur coats and bags, letting you add extra cosy vibes through your accessories. We’ll be carrying ours as a clutch no matter how big the size is, tucking them under our arms to cradle our new bag babies.
In keeping with their cool-girl brand, Molly Goddard opted for a more toned-down style when she sent models down the catwalk with seersucker bags. A take on the classically chic french string shopping bags, the new season will be providing us with low-key shapes in high-key materials.
Is fringing a texture, or a way of life?
One of the most obvious bag trend was fringing as so many designers showed us fringed jackets, boots and bags, oh my. Amongst our favourites was Prada’s beautiful jellyfish-like clutch, made of white leather with gentle blue fringing made of fine strands of string rather than the classic leather. This trend translates well for wedding season or an event where you wanted a clutch with a twist.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Bottega Veneta displayed long draping leather fringing reaching all the way down to the model’s calf. Merging perfectly with the weaved texture of the bag, the contrast between the heavy black leather and the delicate design has us swooning. If neither of them are dramatic enough for 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 top bag trends for AW20.