Delight in these unconventional tongue-in-cheek designs
This season saw many peculiar silhouttes and forms of bags. First there was Chanel with its iconic rocket-shaped bag which left us all bewildered by our own desire to own the captivating – albeit impractical – receptacle. Then came Dolce and Gabbana’s plethora of everyday object-like crossover body-bags that left us scraping our jaws off the floor. T’was a slightly bizzare season, no doubt. But we can’t help but catch the underlying message that was echoed by designers across the industry; They’ll no longer take themselves too seriously – after all, quirky is the new vogue. And so, we’ll gladly indulge in these seemingly frivolous (but seriously stylish) bags to help up the offbeat factor of our outfits. Scroll through to see our top picks of the season.
Revisit your favourite Shakespeare’s literature with this Romeo & Juliet book shaped clutch.
Olympia Le-Tan Clutch, $2,897
Is it any wonder why this is the current object of our desire? Marked with Karl Lagerfeld’s touch and quirk, this vintage film camera-inspired bag has well stolen our hearts.
Taking to the spotlight the issue of waste produced by the fashion industry, Moschino’s FW17 collection brings to us a teeny trash can bag that’s nifty and, unlike it’s form, is most definitely not just nonsensical rubbish – but an iconic statement piece.
Moschino Shoulder Bag, $1,385
You’ll most certainly not find this at just any supermarket. Here’s a treat for sweet-lovers to indulge in: A chocolate bag leather box clutch!
Talk about luxury meets oddity; this artisanal number was meticulously handcrafted in Italy, featuring petal-shaped snakeskin and ostrich leather panels.
This adorable patchwork owl-inspired bag is clearly perfect for those with a sense of humour and the attitude to match.
With love from Karl. This compact box clutch is designed to resemble a postcard, complete with a stamp depicting Karl’s iconic silhouette.
Loewe pulls inspiration from pop art motifs, outfitting this white canvas tote with an eye-catching toast graphic.
Loewe Canvas Tote Bag, $2,690
Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘Choupette’ clutch is embellished to resemble the designer’s famed (and very much loved) cat of the same name. How adorable! We’re completely sold on Karl’s affection and sentiment which were both artfully captured in this clutch.
We’ll choose the Queen of Hearts over a hand of Aces anyday. We’re referring to this playing card-inspired clutch that’s rendered in iguana skin, of course. Throw this on atop of your ensemble for a dose of cheekiness.
Dolce & Gabbana Clutch, $5,900
Let colourful euphoria take over your outfit with this trilly pouch. More than just a symbol of eccentricity, it’s also versatile and contemporary.
Crafted to resemble a retro jukebox, Dolce & Gabbana’s latest Dolce Box bag is one of the new season’s most whimsical accessories that’ll evoke fond memories of the humble olden days.
A tribute to ionic albums, this vinyl clutch is rendered in layers of mirrored Perspex and features a hinged construction and a black center that reads “Golden Girl”
Soak up some ’80s nostalgia with this show-stopping retro-inspired walkman clutch. Yes, the clutch took cues from the original Sony Walkman itself – which decades later, surprisingly still manages to turn heads.
Sarah’s Bag Box Clutch, $1,085
1970s Italian psychedelia is central to Marni’s AW17 collection, and this Mademoiselle bag is a dizzying translation of brightly coloured leather panels that paint a playful picture of ringmaster aesthetics.
Marni Leather Bag, $5,270
Brimming with a vibrancy evocatice of the designer’s native Brazil, this structured WaiWai cross-body bag in a mix of rainbow acrylic and rustic wicker is a crowd favourite.
Kate Spade’s bag is designed to look like a porcupine covered in leather spikes. A simple idea, sure. But its 14 carat gold plated embellishments and the use of coveted leather proves that its an otherwise elaborate bag.
A minaudière in the shape of an adorable mock-Matryoshka doll… Kate Spade outdoes itself once again in terms of playful details that directly ripens into covetable must-have novelties.
No one can match creative director Karl Lagerfeld’s creative firepower. Case in point: this Chanel rocket bag is an absolute work of interstellar art. This bag is the true exemplification of where fashion is headed towards this decade – a sartorial paradise where tongue-in-cheek absurdity runs rampant.
Chanel Rocket Bag, Price Unavailable