Continuing our array of the new and fresh fashion trends that the recent fashion shows and important fashion events came to set, we come to introducing the spring/ summer 2014 handbag trends that are overwhelming with the combinations we saw during the runway shows of the most popular fashion houses.
As the prevailing part of the fashion houses have shown, this season the domineering style of the handbags is going to be around the looks of the medium sized options. They can be introduced as the hand-held options, the cross-body types, and the medium sized frame bags. However, for those who give preference to the bigger options, the designers also left some examples of this kind of handbags, still making them adorned with some contemporary and stylish twists.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Handbag Trend #1: The Handheld and Small Chic
This is the very first quite popular and interesting trend we would like to talk about, being a very stylish and cute option for complementing your looks not only for business and everyday occasions, but also for chic parties and even red carpets. Some good and very spectacular options can be seen with the runway shows of Versace, Diane Von Furstenberg, Rochas, Prada, and Missoni.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Handbag Trend #2: One Step Further or The Strap Bag
Though these options do not differ greatly from the handheld version in size or the design, the existence of the longer strap enables you to use it as a shoulder bag besides just holding it with hands. Some great and sophisticated examples may be found looking through the shows of Diane von Furstenberg, Chloé and Marni.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Handbag Trend #3: The Chic Frame Bag
This is the next cool and creative option included in the major trends of the coming season, featuring the comfy and chic frame bags, which have a very versatile character due to the medium size and the elegant design. It is suitable both for business, walks, and just everyday uses. Some great examples of this are the options of Mulberry, Balenciaga or Chanel.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Handbag Trend #4: The Kelly Bag
If the previous option was versatile in terms of basic uses, this options goes even further, introducing an even more comprehensive and chic variant, suitable for not only business and leisure, but also for such purposes as shopping and trips. The best variants were found with the runway shows of Versace and Jason Wu.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Handbag Trend #5: Sac Voyage or The Doctor Bag
The miniaturized form of the sac voyage type handbags is also quite popular for the coming season. It is another universal and interesting option you can opt for this spring. Though the primary purpose to use these handbags is the business occasion, it can be used for some interesting combination with other styles and purposes, too. For example, you may look through the options suggested by Bottega Veneta, or Victoria Beckham.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Handbag Trend #6: Tote Bag
This is probably one of those options that will never get out of fashion or become useless due to its unique style and comfort of use. Thanks to its big size, it is suitable for placing just anything into it without damaging it. This is also one of the most favorite options of those ladies who give their preference to the bigger sizes, when it comes to bags. The best exemplars of tote bags have been seen with the resort collections of Valentino and Christian Dior.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Handbag Trend #7: Like the Apparel, Like the Handbag!
Another interesting and cool principle observed during the fashion shows and campaigns is matching the style and the design of the garments with that of the handbags. This is quite a great way of creating some fresh, summer-inspired and just good-looking combinations like the ones we saw during the runway shows of Mulberry, Michael Kors and Tory Burch.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Handbag Trend #8: Textures and Designs Matter!
The variety of the textures and the designs of the handbags was also quite remarkable for the shows. The range includes reptile skin patterns, metallic vibes, and glittery details, whereas the overall shapes also include some geometric hints. Velvet, studs, beads, fringes, crystal, and other such details are also included in the list, presented with such collections as Christian Dior, Mulberry, Burberry Prorsum, Valentino, Etro, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, and Diane von Furstenberg.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Handbag Trend #9: It’s Time for the Cute Backpacks!
This is the next super impressive and creative option we found for the coming season. A backpack is a very cool and comfy option that is irreplaceable for walks and other leisure activities demanding some sporty garments. The best examples are those by Chanel and Tory Burch.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Handbag Trend #10: The Retro Inspired and Stylish
This is probably one of the most delicate and noteworthy options ever met. The modernized versions of the retro handbag come in a striking array of diversity made of varieties of straps, overall shapes, and even the styles of the locks. Some examples are Lanvin, Giorgio Armani, Carven, Chloé, Cedric Charlier, and Celine. The soft and spectacular shape transformations also include the variants of Michael Kors, Stella McCartney, Versace, Burberry Prorsum, and Givenchy.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Handbag Trend #11: Here Come the Purses!
As the small and cute handbags are the top popular and dominant types for the season, the clutches, and the tiny purses can’t but be included in our list, too. That’s why here we have a super amazing and fresh trend made of the variety of the purses, be that with a cross-body chain or without it. Thakoon, Chanel, Karen Walker, Roberto Cavalli, Ralph Lauren, Valentino are all the top representatives of this trend.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Handbag Trend #12: The Fringed Bag
Such fashion giants as Valentino, Gucci, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, and Kenzo set another catchy and unforgettable trend for the coming season, including the chic and cool handbags with fringes. They do have some statement about the personality of their owner, that’s why not everyone can opt for this type of handbags.
Spring/ Summer 2014 Handbag Trend #13: Colors on the Runway!
Colorful interpretations are the following eye-catching spring/ summer 2014 bag trend in our list, presented with the most diverse and incredible design patterns. Particularly, it’s the suggestions of Ralph Lauren, Rebecca Minkoff, Jil Sander, Nina Ricci, Dsquared2, and Christian Dior that we are talking about.
Thus, here were the major spring/ summer 2014 handbag trends we sorted out for your information and inspiration and for providing you with the most suitable and stylish bag options you were probably looking for to plan the pieces of your wardrobe for the new warm season!
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