With the fall/winter Fashion Weeks come to an end, we finally have time to sift through all the different trends that have appeared on that runway. We loved seeing all our favorite designers come back once again, while we applaud the newer artists with a penchant for the fashion world and the business aspect of it all. It is always good to see new talent enter an old arena, bringing with him or her fresh ideas and a whole different manner of viewing the world. We watched the Fashion Week take place in New York, then in London, followed by Milan and ended up in Paris. We saw many newer faces in New York, while Paris was quintessentially Parisian, from the designers portraying their latest collections to the chic street styles. We fell in love with the clothes and the colors, the shoes and the accessories, the last of which included some incredibly gorgeous and positively wacky designed handbags. Sometimes we even forgot about the clothing shown off on those catwalks and focused solely on those pieces the models clutched in their hands or had thrown over their shoulders. We smiled and stared and coveted time and again. We are quite glad we now have the chance to get our hands on some. As a woman’s most trusted accessory, we are beyond excited about seeing some of these incredible pieces begin to appear in stores or available online. How can one not fall in love with these awesome fall/ winter 2015-2016 handbag trends?
#1: Furry Bags
Usually the fur is literally all over the bags themselves, some of them infinitely fluffier than the others, though it has been the texture that is important over the volume of the pieces. There are wispy poufs and shaggy prints, long hairy layers and full out shaggy dogs in our arms for the cooler seasons, though we’ll be happy enough to carry them about this spring and summer as well if they are available in stores.
#2: Easy to Grip
It is a major It bag for the fall and winter seasons it seems, as the very easy to grip handbags have made it onto the runway in loads.
#3: Going Hands Free: Cross-Body Bags and Belt Bags
Not all the bags showcased on the runway shows were ones to grip. Some, more often than not actually, were all hands-free, from the striped animal prints matched with leather.
No matter who sported these hands free designs, we know that we get to thank them for allowing us to keep using some of our favorites from years before, though we might want to upgrade to something a tad larger than what we have at the moment.
#4: Reptile Skin Handbags
It wasn’t just within the fall/ winter 2015-2016 print trends or even the shoes that we get to mention the use of animal skins, from snakes to alligators and crocodiles, the colors varying greatly but often close enough to more natural hues.
#5: Squared Boxy Handbags
It appears that this season it is totally hip to be square, at least when it comes to awesome handbags.
While every season a specific silhouette takes center stage, it appears that this particular look was vying for top spot. While some of the boxy bags were actually harder cases, others were soft, featuring four distinct points on each corner. There is much structure to these pieces and we know that they will last us much longer in the long run, especially the hard cases, though they probably will not be in style come next season.
#6: There Be Fringed Handbags!
Fringes are a common part of the whole 1970s feel that we’ve been immersed in since the spring and summer season runway shows, so we knew for a fact that we would be seeing everything from dresses and skirts to shoes and handbags sporting the typical decade’s signature styles, including the tassels and the fringes.
#7: Classic in the Trimmings and Retro Bags
Classic bags are all over the place, taking into account some of the retro pieces while also including the shapes and styles that have always been around, one way or another.
#8: Glittery Handbags
We love seeing glitter all over the place, twinkling in the sunlight, different colors making up a rainbow or kaleidoscope, depending on the patterning. We loved seeing the sparkles and gold glitter on the garments and we most especially appreciated seeing them on the handbags that were walked down the runway.
#9: Handbags with Added Prints and Graphics
While many of the handbags seen on the Fashion Week runway shows were all about the colors and the materials or types of patterning skin used, others really just brought the focus on funky prints and graphics that speak a thousand words or nothing at all, depending on who is looking.