The must-have bags and shoes from Spring Summer 2019
The weird, wonderful and most fantastic accessories next season
We’re not one to complain about the luxury of previewing next season’s clothes up close at Paris Fashion Week. We’re neither going to complain about the luxury of car rides, Parisian food (it’s not a myth that croissants in that country really does taste better) or the incredibly stylish women we saw daily – not a myth either.
The last luxury would be that we got to see everything up close from the different houses (sorry folks, there was a no photo policy at Celine aka the show of the season) just like these Gucci shoes.
Click on for more of our favourites and proceed to bookmark them come February 2019. You’re welcome.
Enough has been said about the iconic Dior Saddle: how Carrie Bradshaw catapulted it to fame (what has she not actually?), how it excited the ’90s babies and baby boomers alike and how we all scrambled to find vintage editions. But if there’s one thing Maria Grazia Chiuri knows is that you can never have enough of a good thing and hence, there are even more next season.
Ramesh Nair of Moynat’s design sensibility is an oxymoron: he has one eye streaking to the future (this was after all, the man who wants to change how crocodile leather is farmed) and another looking back on the heritage house’s products. This season, his most wanted bag is pictured on the right: a half wicker and half sumptuous calf leather one.
Props to you if you recognise our reference. More props to you if you’ve selected Squirtle over Bulbasaur during your first play through of Pokemon. We digress but from the wonderful mind of Alessandro Michele comes Gucci’s supersized backpack this season: the main compartment fits virtually anything you need and two compartments on the side fit your standard water bottle (make sure it’s sustainable though).
Before Moynat became the bag label of our dreams (ok we might be exaggerating), they were supplying bags to the rich, famous and especially those who owned automobiles. Their iconic Limousine pays tribute to the original trunks the house designed for car drivers to place on their trunks.
After stints of designing shoes at Helmut Lang (intellectual), Fendi (street), Miu Miu (girly) and Dior (romantic), Gherardo Felloni’s latest shoes for Roger Vivier can only be describe as hardcore-romantic: silver to light up the dance floor, ankle straps to show off what some might consider as the sexiest part of the leg and feathers on the toe cap because well, feathers.
The question is what has Jonathan Anderson not done in the realm of bag designs: mini rabbits, elephants, a five-way bag (it’s the Puzzle btw) and transforming a straw bag into something very desirable. This season, it’s the humble tote that’s been decked out in multi-coloured feathers that swish as you walk. For it in action, click here (trust us, you won’t be disappointed).