Now that Milan Fashion Week has wrapped up, it’s official: It’s no surprise that the best bags on the Italian runways belong to Fendi, from the incomparable Karl Lagerfeld. Bright whimsy and high-level sophistication converged for a brilliant showing. Fendi’s iconic shapes have been decorated to excitement-inducing levels, to say the least. He also posed the question, “Why carry one bag when you can have two? And then some.” The answer is a resounding, “No reason!”
A major mélange of vibrant orchids, both beaded and printed; lovable bugs and fuzzy monsters (cause your favorite critters have to come with), micro bags for adorable bag-on-bag pairings; and the miniaturized Karlito, so you can show your real devotion to Kaiser Karl, make for a youthful, joie de vivre-filled vibe. This collection is a visual and textural celebration that fuses fun trends with truly timeless classics – which is a Lagerfeld signature. Plenty of awesome color combos and freshly added details, like alligator tails on the By the Way style, instantly invigorate, but it’s the minitiarized Peekaboo bags and 3Jours totes I’m already obsessed with. Remember: spare bags, like spare tires, are highly useful when traveling.