A good handbag is a wardrobe essential but the design and silhouette you choose will differ by occasion and personal taste.From the shoe trends 2022, to the latest handbag styles,updating your look through well-thought-out accessories will give your outfit a directional feel.At the spring/summer 2022 shows, Loewe, Off-White, Gucci and more focused on squishy, slouchy shapes, while models clutched XXL bags at Balmain, The Row and Jil Sander. At the other end of the scale, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Bottega Veneta championed more diminutive accessories, including reworked classics in poppy colours. The oversized bag and the top-handle bag aren’t going anywhere while we make a convincing case for the return of the clutch and investing in an oddly artful, or artfully odd, handbag.There are trusty handbags that will surely keep you satisfied, but there are also newcomers that bring an excitement you can’t ignore.
Many designers brought the warm, fuzzy feeling that a fur coat brings to their bags this season, with almost all brands now working with faux fur for a guilt-free carrying experience.
2. Big, Bigger, Biggest
While it feels like this trend is repeating itself yet again, brands like Brandon Maxwell and Bottega Veneta are finding new avenues to explore the bigger-than-life trend.
3. Just Clutch It
One of the industry’s most buzzed-about shows, Bottega Veneta, featured a pillow-esque clutch that’s perfect for napping on your commute.
4. Prep In Your Step
Designers like Louis Vuitton and Chanel took prep school style to the next level with messenger bags and totes worthy of all your books while houndstooth, tartan, and plaid abounded.
5. Art All Over
Designers like Fendi and Prada took to their leather offerings this season with graffiti, embroidery, and other artful touches that bring a museum quality to your bag.
– Irene James