Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bags.Of.The.Day: Frame

Ladylike framed bags were seen across the FW11 runway. All shapes were covered, from clutches to oversize satchels. Designers used the current 40's mood in fashion to create full ranged handbag collections using the frame as a main detail. Frames using either a bar or a circular/rectangular metal framing contouring the bag.

Surprisingly enough, this detail, which usually is mainly associated with womenswear, hence the ladylike reference, has been incorporated by designers in their menswear handbag collections as well. Will men buy this type of detailing remains to be seen, however, I, with my new found obsession for manbags, would definitely try it out.

Lets see my top Bags.Of.The.Day for framed handbags this Fall.2011 season.



Who: Dolce & Gabbana
What: 'Miss Sicily' Prince of Wales checkered tote
Why: The Miss Sicily handbag by Dolce Gabbana is certainly the "it" bag of the moment with many stars including trendsetters like Kate Moss and Dita Von Teese sporting the bag in question. It is easy to understand why, this bag has the perfect shape, and the detailing is classic yet modern. It is therefore easy to understand why Dolce Gabbana have milked it by doing this bag in every version possible-fur, sequins, leather, etc. Hot bag indeed!
How Much: $1625 Us (



Who: Burberry Prorsum
What: Canvas & leather canvas bag
Why: Burberry Prorsum's carryall has a wooden bar at the top, a leather contrast top handle and a lockable clasp. Details that are usually components of womenswear but seem to work here. Even the triangular shape of the flap is uncommon but everything seems to mix and gel together to create a very classic and elegant man bag. Perfect for a work's day around town, and meeting clients. I love it!
How Much: $1885 Us (

What do you guys think of the whole frame and bar detailing in the handbag industry?


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