While must-have bags for fall and winter were too tiny, one of the major spring/summer 2014 trends is an oversized clutch. Big clutches are very handy because you can fit anything you like inside them, but you can also squeeze and fold them so that they don’t take too much space. They can look very urban and modern like the ones from Topshop Unique, elegant and feminine like the ones from Dries Van Noten, or even deadly serious and ideal for a working woman such as Mulberry ones made out of leather. Speaking of leather, python skin is going to be omnipresent this year, but as for the spring/summer bags, the ones from Christian Dior are very special because they are dyed in bright, funky colors. Croco skin is also trendy and you can choose from classical Bottega Veneta ones to Michael Kors’s trendy big clutches.
The most talked about slogan bags for the forthcoming season are definitely Kate Spade’s book clutches, but the pretties girly clutches of the season are probably Burberry ones because of beautiful pastel shades and delicate floral appliques. Arty prints is one of the key trends for the forthcoming season and the best examples are Prada and Chanel handbags. Prada also has lovely croco leather bags embellished with jewels, while Miu Miu accessories are inspired by 1960-s and are made in lovely pastel hues. On the other hand, Lanvin metallic bin bags are just revolutionary, Tory Burch created wonderful collection of bags covered in wallpaper-like florals, Carven designed beautiful furoshiki inspired cloth bags and Marc Jacobs and Valentino went for boho style.
Victoria Beckham who designed some fantastic accessories for her own label, and is famous for her huge collection of Hermes ‘Birkin’ bags, surely knows how to design a luxurious handbag for every grown up woman and every occasion from business lunch to formal dinner. “When I design a bag, it’s about creating something truly luxurious”, she said.
She teamed with Mytheresa.com to create an exclusive line of handbags which includes alligator and python shoulder bags, metal box clutches in lizard skin, and a small zip pouch in python leather. She used black and white, as well as bubblegum pink color, and it looks very elegant and stylish. The bags are available at mytheresa.com since November 18th and the prices are starting at $ 750.
Image credits: Courtesy of Victoria Beckham x mytheresa.com; taken from http://www.vogue.com
When thinking about what coat to buy this season, there are many options from classical trench or a fur coat to an oversized cape. Sleeveless coats may not be the best choice if you are looking for something warm, but they certainly are a huge trend and can be mixed with leather jackets, for example. Some of the best pieces are seen at Victoria Beckham, Antonio Beardi, and Marni. If they are not sleeveless, they can be collarless, or even both. However, if they are not too good at protecting you from the cold weather, they certainly look nice.
Huge masculine loose-fitting coats as seen at Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and Max Mara are also very trendy. They are so big that you can literally fit in another one underneath, and no one will ever notice. If you are in the mood for the classic British look this winter, you can’t make a mistake with Burberry, but you can also go for Moschino’s cute little tartan coat or Dolce & Gabbana tweed coat.
Long elegant coat like the one from Louis Vuitton can also be an investment buy, but if you want something truly beautiful and original you will fall in love with Valentino coats with scalloped edges. However, if you want a bit of bright colors in your life, Paul Smith or Emporio Armani can be just the perfect choice.
Image credits: http://www.elleuk.com
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“Fashion in News – British Fashion Awards 2011”
British Fashion Awards
by ModXchange Fashion Worldwide
29 November 2011
LONDON, United Kingdom — | The Savoy Hotel and Theatre, London, Londoners received daunting paparazzi flash and glam glitz at the 2011 British Fashion Awards.
Bulbs flared bright upon the star arrivals stepping onto the scene with the likes of British Fashion Council Ambassador Samantha Cameron, Lady Amanda Harlech, Colin Firth, Kristen McMenamy, and presenters, Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss among the fare.
MTV news girl turned beloved designer A l e x a C h u n g , appearing genuinely stunned, received her People’s Choice Award for the British style icon, sharing just before disappearing from stage, “This is for girls who dress like awkward boys.”
No surprise to any except perhaps the recipient herself, the Designer of the Year Award was feted by the magical clothier maiden Sarah Burton. A royal within her own right, she accepted win in unabashed aglow saying, “This is the icing on the cake of a really amazing year. I’d like to thank my team. They are my family (team Alexander McQueen, respectively).
The Monday evening, quite stunning if not aforementioned – actress Kate Hudson reminisced how she began her foray into the world of camera, flash, and spotlight.
Hudson remembered not only her first McCartney original she ever wore at the 2001 Oscars®, “I felt like the coolest, hippest girl in the world. And I remember Stella hand-sewing the hem,” she pinned herself switching on the TV hung over, with next day epiphany, “I’d made every worst-dressed list known to mankind. Later I called Stella — and we laughed our asses off.”
Award for best Designer Brand – to the beautiful and emotionally brimming Victoria Beckham.: Beckham brand put design pedal to the metal this season: it trumped Stella McCartney, Tom Ford and Burberry for the win.
“I’m sorry, I’m so rubbish,” she blushed unbeknownst. She then turned on waterworks with thanks to her team, kids, and family.
“Without David, I would never have had the courage to do what I did.”
Husband and soccer prodigy D a v i d B e c k h a m has partnered to design his own brand of undergarments – with the online and boutique fashion force H&M.
The Outstanding Achievement in Fashion British Fashion Award, given to iconic designer Sir Paul Smith, known for his distinctive, international line.
The New Establishment Award takes to genre(s) in British f a s h i o n that compels the industry to greater heights. Designer Christopher Kane won for his upward label trending fashionable must haves for all fashion hounds, huntresses, and fashion collectives.
Sam Gainsbury took home the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator. Her talents recognized as inspirational and influential of the night and the year past.
Stella Tennant won the British Fashion Award for top Model and Kim Jones for Designer in leading British RTW fashion. McCartney was recognized with the Red Carpet British Award for the designer instilling global awareness with his/her designs within media.
Learn more about the British Fashion Awards Winners and the British Fashion Council, Somerset House, South Wing, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA +44 (0) 20 7759 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org held annually.