During Fashion Week SS19, a few of my most anticipated designer collections were revealed. These dreamy creations ranged from oversized totes to see-through and paisley print totes. Some featured a teddy bear plush interior. We took a closer look at these collections to see which ones we think are the most striking. But there’s more to dream bags than meets the eye!
Oversized totes have been in style since SS17, when they made their runway debut. Verrou’s tote bag made its runway debut during SS17, reminiscent of a horse feed bucket. This year, the designer introduced a new style, called the Her bag, which comes in a new material known as Toile H Berline. It may look like leather, but is actually a woven fabric.
Etro made this print their signature, not by copying a vintage style but by paying tribute to it. This paisley print has its origins in Mesopotamia and was first used in the nineteenth century when the British Empire imported textiles and cashmere from India. This design is a nod to spirituality and is featured throughout the Etro exhibit. Its “Tree of Life” greeting guests in the first room is a perfect example.
At Fashion Week SS19, designers made use of this popular pattern to create an eclectic collection of bags. They showcased paisley patchwork creations on leather, suede, and canvas, and mixed them with other patterns for a more eclectic look. The paisley print was especially popular in the accessories department, and is sure to be a hit this spring. Designers such as Kean Etro are creating amazing handbags and accessories in this pattern.
Transparency is in vogue this season and it doesn’t stop with your personal space. This season, you can carry your secrets, and show them off with see-through totes. The trend was started by Chanel, who introduced the first PVC bag during the spring/summer 2018 fashion week. Other designers followed suit, and plastic bags have been a major part of the fashion industry for decades. A German chemist accidentally discovered PVC in 1872 and it was perfected for commercial use in 1926.
This year, there are a lot of new take-on the see-through tote. The new bizarro bags have made a statement at fashion week. Brandon Maxwell introduced a transparent box bag made of perspex, and VFiles showed a T-shirt-shaped tote in perspex. Other designers, like Oscar de la Renta and Mansur Gavriel, have produced bags with clean, minimalist silhouettes.
teddy bear plush
The Virgil Abloh SS21 collection was exuberant and full of teddy bear plush. Models wore the canary yellow and electric blue teddy bear plush hand-painted on jackets. Abloh also created a seven-page essay about African origins and a Virgo bear that was inspired by carved masks and traditional Ghanaian dolls.
Chloe’s bike shorts
Whether you’re going for a summer-y look or a sportier one, Chloe’s bike shorts will have you covered. Known for their boho-chic aesthetic, these shorts are a great choice for a range of occasions. Pair them with a sports bra, loosely-fitting shirt, boyfriend blazer, or a chunky knit top and a rounded waist belt.
The label’s aesthetic is known for being crafted yet effortless. Its SS19 collection was no exception. Ramsay-Levi’s Spring 2019 collection was inspired by a trip to the Mediterranean, a trend that the brand has continued to embrace this season. The bike shorts are a particularly edgy and fun addition to the collection. The bike shorts are a great example of the brand’s attention to detail.
Versace’s debut collection for Louis Vuitton
At the show, Virgil Abloh introduced a new Vuitton lexicon, which he explained to attendees using dictionaries. The designers also commissioned Abloh to write a poem, which he later performed at the show. The poem has remained a favorite among fashionistas. It features Versace’s newest muse, rapper Kanye West.
In addition to the original artwork, Koons’s designs also feature his famous Medusa head, which is part of his logo. The iconic logo, meanwhile, has been unchanged for 16 years. The Koons bags and accessories also include the name of the artist. The pieces also include a bio of Koons. The brand’s iconic symbol is still the same today, as it was during Versace’s time.
The designs evoke the dream of voyages. The collection is a dynamic creative journey and the models in the show have a distinctly masculine edge. It is an era where women are expected to express their individuality, and men are not exempted from this. And with Versace’s new line for Louis Vuitton, this can now be done even more sensibly.
The summer collection is a summery affair. The soft colors of the season are paired with a gradient Monogram. This summer’s palette is perfect for the LV brand, with a new emphasis on bright colors and beachy atmospheres. And while some consumers have embraced the summer nostalgia trend, Versace is trying to hold onto it. With a new campaign, the Italian designer has managed to hold on to the spirit of summer. It includes playful closeups of each product, a narrator recounts a memory from his or her summer vacation.