We are back with the fall 2014 trend forecasts and the next big fashion report of the coming season that we bring is the fall/ winter 2014-2015 handbag trends we observed during the recent flabbergasting array of fashion shows. What makes handbags especially spectacular and noteworthy is that they play a major role in the formation of the whole look as such. So talking about the biggest handbag trends for fall/ winter 2014-2015, we also get an idea about the whole style inclinations as well.
As every year, this time as well handbags have some interesting inclinations and descriptive aspects, which make several looks unite in common trends. The number of those is again big and we will talk about the most essential ones one by one as introducing the list as follows!
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #1: Big Handbags
The trend for big handbags is gradually losing its position giving way to small and medium sized options. But still, if big handbags are your fave shapes, you can still find them looking through the collections of Ralph Lauren, Moschino, and Angelo Marani.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #2: Messenger Bags and Shoulder Bags
These two also manage to create a separate trend, described by the comfortable and capacious nature. The alternatives we encountered during the shows of Christian Dior, Versace, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Gucci, Lanvin, and Etro came as the most suitable and stylish interpretations of this kind of handbags.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #3: Satchel Bags
The satchel forms are also present among the majority of looks, coming as the key looks of Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, and Rodarte. The interpretations like reptile skin hints, printed variants and knitted colors are all present here.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #4: Sac Voyages and Briefcase Forms
Yes, they are also here, composing a separate trend and having the greatest variety of interpretations. They can ideally complete the everyday and business looks of ladies depending on their design and style. Thus some great examples of such handbags can be found among the looks by Roberto Cavalli, Ralph Lauren, Marni, Hugo Boss, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Angelo Marani and Christian Siriano.
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Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #5: Envelope and Folded Bags
These options also have their proportions of popularity among the basic looks and they look like a type of simplified clutches, encompassing the details of their shapes and looks and adding some more comfort to that. The most popular variants were noted during the shows of Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior, Gucci, Roland Mouret, Nina Ricci, and Marni.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #6: Classic Clutches
Classic is not gone, either. They do compose the essential part of a lady’s look for a theatre or to a restaurant, for parties and so on. The ones intended for everyday wear are also noteworthy especially due to their minimalistic and humble designs. The variants presented by Giorgio Armani, Frankie Morello, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler, Nina Ricci, and Roberto Cavalli are really worth mentioning as the most successful options.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #7: Ridicule Bags
The handbags of the so-called ridicule style are the distant relatives of the clutches. The only difference is the existence of the chain, which makes it more comfortable to carry. What unifies them is the small size and the chic design. Thus for finding the most stylish options of this type you need to look through the collections of Nina Ricci, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana, Badgley Mischka, and Christian Siriano.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #8: Retro Inspired Bags
Starting with the overall style inclinations, we should speak about the retro inspired pieces as one of the most popular alternatives we observed during the shows. The English and the American classics are really having a moment this season thus forming a very spectacular fashion trend. The super cute romantic mood some designers created are really worth having a try. Such are Salvatore Ferragamo, Hugo Boss, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, and Marni.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #9: Box-Like Bags and Geometric Forms
The graphical outlines some handbags come adorned with form a new and quite interesting fashion trend, which appears to be another creative way of accentuating the femininity and the charm of the classic image of a woman. Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana demonstrate some really creative alternatives for this kind of handbags, adorning them with some metallic details and creating an overall impression of having a mini pirates’ treasure chest! As for the models presented by Alexander Wang, Chanel and Versace, leather made options are the overwhelming ones. Despite the fact that such handbags are rather suitable for personality statement looks rather than for practical use, they may become your good friends in terms of creating some effective combinations. Derek Lam also presented a creative alternative for geometric solutions coming with some color blocking for square forms of handbags. Other forms also include the suggestions by Giorgio Armani, Erin Fetherston, Christian Siriano, and Betsey Johnson.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #10: Bags with Short Belts
What makes the trend of going smaller more peculiar is the inclination towards making the belts shorter and shorter. This gives birth to very interesting and new design interpretations, some of the most spectacular of which we may find in the lines of Chanel and Louis Vuitton.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #11: Another Reminder from the Past: Haversack
This is another very spectacular and noteworthy comeback of a fashion trend. The last time when the alternatives of handbags that resembled the old haversacks were popular was during the mid and late ‘90s, when hippie movement was involving more and more youngsters. Some really luxurious transformations and interpretations of this trend have been observed during the shows of Polo Ralph Lauren, Rag & Bone, Reed Krakoff and Michael Kors. Adorning them with sumptuous details and textures, they managed to create ideal compatibility of these comfy shapes with the modern glam requirements. So due to their practicality such handbags will shortly become the fave options of many ladies, also being highly compatible with a variety of styles.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #12: Fur Bags
Furry handbags are the following most frequently observed fashion trend spotted during the shows. They, indeed, make a great option for the cold season. Being soft and fluffy they create the feel of comfort and warmth. In addition they are also extremely chic! Balenciaga and Jason Wu have some very curious and noteworthy interpretations. As for the Valentino fashion show, we observed really cool synthesis of fur with leather completed with shades like brown. Reed Krakoff came up with the creative textures and Fendi turned the handbags into real pieces of art! As for the show of Derek Lam, the fur textures came nicely combined with sweet pink shades. The alternatives by Donna Karan, Nina Ricci, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo, Blugirl, and Dolce & Gabbana are also quite noteworthy and successful.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #13: Reptile Skin Bags
Reptile skin hints are some of the ethereal and never-fading alternatives we always happen to note among the basic trends. This is, indeed, a quick way of creating some luxury and glam, still this kind of pieces look a bit aggressive at times. It’s better to combine this kind of handbags with monotone and monochrome garments of matte textures so that the image doesn’t get overloaded with glam. Python and crocodile skin hints are suitable for the creation of a confident business lady. As for the evening looks, it’s great to pick some exotic alternatives for them. So speaking about the examples we can mention the options suggested by Valli, Fendi, Nina Ricci, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo and Bottega Veneta. Michael Kors also came up with some great variants introducing the classic forms of crocodile handbags of beige shade. Combining the texture of the handbag with that of the gloves was the say of the reptile skin interpretation of Balenciaga. As for Versace, the brighter the better formula gave birth to absolutely striking classic variants matching the fur coats.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #14: Textile Bags
This is the following interesting and universal trend we encountered this time. This is a type of material that enables the designers to have any results they may wish for. Rag & Bone, Vivienne Westwood and Chanel came up with really amazing pieces of this type, introducing some soft and subtle textile variants, suitable for any taste and preference. Hugo Boss, Marc Jacobs, and Burberry Prorsum opted for the plays with leather for the creation of elegant and, indeed, beautiful handbag alternatives.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #15: Black and White Bags
Talking about the color inclinations, we can’t but not speak about the timeless black and white alternatives again having a moment for the looks of the season. They form another fashion trend that never ever cedes its place to any other option, no matter how many of them come and go constantly. The very interesting dynamics and the rhythm that these color plays create will make an ideal accompaniment for business looks and evening options as well. Some really impressive examples of these looks were noted during the shows of Phillip Lim, Giambattista Valli, Emilio Pucci, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Kenzo and Nina Ricci.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #16: Neon Bags
Sun is what is missing from the cold season most of all! Thus, in order to have some sunshine around you all the time the designers suggest having any of these stunning and blinding neon handbags, which will complete your looks ideally. They make a very active piece for your combinations and the most important thing is that you need to be wise and careful when creating combinations with such handbags, to be able to match them with the proper garments. These handbags are preferred especially by those, who always like to be in the center of attention. So in order to find the best exemplars of this trend you need to look though the options suggested by Giambattista Valli, Bottega Veneta, Kenzo, Christian Dior, Alexander Wang and Giorgio Armani.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #17: Checked Bags
Checkered patterns can also be included in the most time-proof and everlasting alternatives we encounter every season, irrespective of the season they are meant for. So this one is not an exception, either and we do have the trend of the checkered patterns now as well. Marc by Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Westwood came up with really impressive variants of these looks, expressed with big patterns and contrasts at the same time accentuating the reserved tones of the combinations. As for the alternatives suggested by Hugo Boss and Ralph Lauren, the only thing we happen to note here is just the hint about the inclination towards checks. Finally, for those who prefer creative solutions we would suggest going for the furry options having some white, black and gray combinations of the checkered patterns.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #18: Bright and Colorful Bags
Going bright and colorful is the following trend we encountered during the shows. Some great examples of how that worked can be found in the collections of Burberry Prorsum, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton, who demonstrated some very laconic yet cute leather options, with the remarkable patterns and designs applied. Polo Ralph Lauren suggested some successful combinations of colorful textures with monochrome leather. As for the alternatives by Rodarte and Dolce & Gabbana, patching, appliqués, and floral combinations were the hits.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #19: Matching The Handbag with The Tone of the Garments
This is not actually a trend, but a principle that was overwhelming among many fashion shows. In order to create some soft and elegant images, many designers decided to match their bags styles and shades with that of the garments they came combined with. Beige, milky and coffee brown tones are especially popular for such combos. The shows of Valentino, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs are great sources of finding such combinations. On the other hand, going more creative and glamorous, Vera Wang suggested matching the beaded black handbags with the identically designed skirts.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #20: Fringed Bags
Going on with the ethereal details and trends, the next one on the list is the fringed bag. This element is really never-fading with its unique design and versatile nature. Looking through the collections for the fall/winter season, we did encounter it among the looks again. The obvious association with the Western themes is unavoidable but still, the designers really managed to create some cool looks adorned with innovative touches. Thus, Stella McCartney, Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli and Lanvin showed some great examples of fringes for leather handbags, while Rag & Bone presented such looks, where fringes were not mere details for complementing the looks but backgrounds for the whole texture.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #21: Bags With Contrasts
Creating contrasts with the help of some reserved and strict shades appeared to another effective way of coming up with new looks. Fashion houses like Reed Krakoff, Valentino, Proenza Schouler, Giorgio Armani and Louis Vuitton used this technique in order to create some really flabbergasting examples of chic and reserved beauty this way.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #22: Bags With Chains
Chains are the following noteworthy detail we noticed looking through the fall/ winter 2014-2015 handbags. Coco Chanel was the founder of this design and after that (which makes the mid-1920s) this design never faded off or disappeared form the fashion collections. This season’s options are no exception and such fashion shows as those of Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Rag & Bone again opted for these designs introducing some light and cute accompaniments for any lady’s charming evening looks. The everyday combinations can also be created quite effectively with the help of these pieces.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #23: Bucket Bags
The hottest bag trend of the spring/summer 2014 season, bucket bags flawlessly pass to the new cold season too, still preserving their chic attitude and capability of adding a special touch to your everyday looks. Coming in various creative forms and styles, they do lead the fall/ winter 2014-2015 bag trends list! For inspiration, check out the collections of Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Reed Krakoff and others.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trend #24: Unique Forms of Bags
Apart from the rich variety of creative and trendy bags for fall, the 2015 bag trends also feature some really outstanding designs, forms and motifs that are made to attract loads of attention. Among them we can mention the treasure chests of Dolce & Gabbana, the piano inspired bag of Betsey Johnson, the McDonald’s themed Moschino bags and the unique Frankie Morello book clutches! With these wonders you are sure to never pass by unnoticed!
So these were the basic fall/ winter 2014-2015 handbag trends we observed and wanted to present to your attention. Follow them and stay stylish and beautiful always!
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