We talked shoes and eyewear, now it’s time to see what trends in handbags the Spring/Summer 2013 season prepared for us. There are many clutches as well as mini bags. Backpacks, totes, and sack bags are also ‘in’ for the season.
Spring/Summer 2013 Bag Trends
Mini bags are a big trend for Spring/Summer 2013. Offered in various shapes and styles mini bags can be worn on a wrist, behind a back or carried by handles. Diane Von Furstenberg showed whimsical bags at her show, while at Louis Vuitton they were of classic shapes and playful checkered patterns.
Totes are cool and casual. They come in a variety of materials and sizes. Prada and Rochas offer smaller totes while Mulberry featured a leather scalloped tote with chain handles.
Clutches come in such wide variety of finishes, sizes, and styles. There are mini clutches and oversize clutches, metallic clutches and reptile clutches, odd-shaped clutches and geometric hard case clutches.
There are also folding clutches as seen at Victoria Beckham, Reed Krakoff, Carolina Herrera, Hermes, and many other designer shows.
Metallic clutches were spotted at Victoria Beckham, Viktor & Rolf, Dries Van Noten. At Fendi the metallic clutch was covered entirely with sequins.
Odd-shaped clutches were spotted at Ralph Lauren, Sportmax, Giamfranco Ferre and at a number of other designer shows.
And there are clutches that come in various prints and patterns as well as with embellishments like studs, rhinestones, beads, fringe and other.
Backpacks were spotted at several shows. DKNY and Versus offer sporty backpacks while Hermes created a luxury leather backpack with stiffer form and minimalist design.
Reptile skins were also all over the runway. From textured croc leather bags at Botega Venetta and Elie Saab to snakeskin and python at Giamfranco Ferre, Gucci, and Giorgio Armani.
Prints & Patterns
Prints and patterns in Spring/Summer 2013 handbags range from summer-y florals to playful checkers at Louis Vuitton, to stripes at Mochino. At Guy Laroche and other shows the handbag prints matched the clothes.
Laser cut patterns in bags were seen at Alexader McQueen where the bags were designed in a honeycomb pattern, at Ralph Lauren where the leather bag was cut in floral pattern and at Mulberry where the bag was perforated.
Sack bags are also a big trend the next season. They come in a variety of finishes and shapes thanks to hardcase parts. At Alexander Wang models carried a sack bag with a square-shaped body and at Giorgio Armani the bags were spotted in a round shape.
Creative handles in bags were seen at Chanel where the models carried a hula hoop beach bag and a minimized version of it, and at Acne where the bag had telephone cable handles. Chain handles were spotted at a number of shows including Tory Burch and Miu Miu.
Odd-shaped bags were all over the place at Spring 2013 Fashion Week. At Balenciaga and Holly Fulton bags have a rounded shape while Giorgio Armani went with an architectural aesthetic. Lavin created a small bag shaped as a perfume bottle while Peter Plein decorated his small spheric bag with spikes. Alberta Ferretti showed fuzzy small bags.
Transparent bags are a big trend for Spring/Summer 2013. They were spotted at Jenny Packham, Valentino, Burberry Prorsum, Holly Fulton and other shows. The clutches also come in clear designs as spotted at Stella McCartney and Gucci.
Simone Rocha went for a clear shopper with camel handles and perforated scalloped edges. Other transparent bags featured such decorations as metal details and frames, rhinestones and pyramids.
There are also colorful transparent clutches and bags featured in purple, green, red, yellow, and other colors. These were spotted at Burberry Prorsum and Gucci. Stella McCartney also created faceted clear clutches in different colors.
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