Look down, then up, and down again. Watching fashion shows during the Fall/Winter ’13 presentations was like viewing a vertical tennis game every time the models walked the runways. The shoes and bags created by the designers each season in recent years are getting just as much of the attention at fashion shows as the clothes once were. When we think of investment pieces we like to spend big bucks first on the handbags and shoes before buying another coat, or maybe trousers. If you want to capture that fashion moment in time, nothing like an Alexander Wang Rocco bag, a Marc Jacobs ‘1984’ Leather Satchel, some Charlotte Olympia Kitty slippers, or a pair of Isabel Marant wedge sneakers to help us stamp those eras in fashion. With the Fall/Winter 2013 fashion presentations wrapping up in Paris, I wanted to share what some New York’s designers would have us wear on our feet and hold in our hands if ever a new fashion agreement were to be implement. Clothes, optional but soleful and handful appearances are mandatory.
Handful since the bags of F/W 13 will be held in our hands not carried on our shoulders. Trend Tip.