The accessory categories, including footwear and handbags, are an important part of any retail assortment, and the runway season is the time we get to see a brand’s new styles. Fendi chose to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their iconic ‘baguette’ bag during NYFW. Designer Kim Jones explained that as the bag was an integral part of the original series of ‘Sex and the City’, it seemed appropriate to show the collection in New York.
Hats - tall order
Hats with high crowns was the prevailing trend in headwear. They were seen at Dur Doux, Adam Lippes and Victor Glemaud.
Handbags - softly softly
Large soft shapes for handbags prevailed. At Coach, Stuart Vevers showed a crossbody bag in soft camel colored leather with the C logo as a clasp.
Michael Kors used a soft hobo shape in bright red as part of a total look.
At Altuzarra, a soft tote bag in a monotone tie dye print looked fresh.
Footwear - giving the boot
The incredible success of over-the-knee boots in recent seasons encouraged designers to continue showing them for next spring. Tom Ford’s version was rendered in high shine leather with a crocodile pressed pattern and a strap and buckle detail.
At Puma, the boot was heavier and featured their signature white stripe and logo.
Materials - shine on
Metallics were all over New York Fashion Week and that included accessories. Christian Cowans and Tom Ford both showed metallic boots.
At Fendi, a purple satchel and tote bag accessorized a lime green dress.
Bronx and Banco showed a chunky heeled slide.