Keeping It Simple

Zippers, hoops, buckles, metallic logos; exposed hardware in almost any form is a serious source of inspiration for me lately. Blending raw elements with highly finished materials in a way that is simple but elevated is a stroke of genius, as far as I’m concerned. The simplicity of 1017 Alyx 9SM’s Fall 2019 runway has been one of my favorite showings in Paris this season because boy, do they know their way around the art of the buckle.

I love how edgy something as streamlined as a single, oversized logo can make a bag feel. And of course, how edgy it in turn makes me feel. Sometimes you’ve just gotta let your inner rebel free. At least now I can be a very fashionable rebel.


ALEXANDER WANG Utilitarian, $695



Dior Saddle Calfskin, $3,350


BOYY Karl 24 small buckled leather tote, $1,025


CHLOÉ Faye Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag, $1,950


MARK CROSS Ginny Goatskin-Leather Bag, $821



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