The Best Bags of London Fashion Week: The British Are Carrying


Leave it to the Brits to bring the camp, cleverness, and cheekiness to the Fall ’15 lineup. At London, there was no shortage of personality, to say the least. The question is: who do you want to play with come fall?


Anya Hindmarchicon continues to expand her kitsch-meets-chic repertoire with her traffic-themed collection (the show also marked her foray into clothes, which the designer calls “an extension of our accessories”). Get ready to see plenty of traffic-stopping, driving-inspired signage from street-style stars next season, as well as the “Trash Bag,” a clean top-handle tote emblazoned with a “no littering” sign. Playful and political: Anya makes it feel covetable, not kooky.


With a collection pegged as “Patchwork Pattern and Prints,” Burberry Prorsum’s Christopher Baileyicon delivered a rustic, hand-touched collection. The crisp bucket bags, some in suede fringe and others in camouflage print; spacious north-south totes; and leopard-print clutches are great counterpoints to clothes filled with eclecticism and liveliness. In addition to their sure-to-be-sought-after baby Jamie bucket bags in a plethora of colors and textures (bubblegum-pink ostrich is a standout), Mulberry amped up their other last-season release, the Roxy, a boxy bag with cargo-pocket detailing, in shearling, croc-effect leather, and suede.


Simone Rochaicon surprised us with the luxe appeal of her collection, from the statement-making goat-hair and rounded, exotic top handles to her surrealistic take on ladylike polish. Finally, frisky as ever, Christopher Kaneicon coordinated his colorful croc-embossed pencil skirts and ankle booties with miniaturized top handles, ruffled red gloves, and pumps with equally bright satchels, and contrasted sparkly disco-inspired ready-to-wear with potently metallic shoulder bags, for a fun update on his signature safety-buckle motif.



  1. Rachel
    March 1, 2015 / 6:32 am

    I think Anya Hindmarch is ruining a lot of her bags with the kitschy designs she puts on them. Her crisp packet one was just awful. If you are given one as a freebie, then fine, but to actually pay for it and use it on a regular basis??

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