The Oversized Handbag Trend 2012/13
Gigantic bags loomed along the runways, virtually taking over form the models, and yes it's all about oversized handbags. Essential enough to carry everything including your wardrobe. These bags are huge and they are all about combining style with functionality. You will be seeing a lot of these beauties in the season of autumn/winter of 2012-13.
It’s not just giant bags that loomed over the A/W runways; soft, large silhouettes were featured by a multitude of houses, including Hermes and Celine. Big and beautiful bags were seen at Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Chanel’s autumn/winter 2012-13 runway shows earlier this year. Considering you have the ability to fit ALL your need in one handbag, it seems this trend keeps coming back for a valid reason...space.
At Louis Vuitton, the sequinned, leather-trimmed travel bags were so big that they came carried by their own porter who walked alongside each model. Fendi offered contrasting coloured doctor's bags in felted wool, pony skin and corduroy. If retro styling is your thing, take a note from Marc Jacob's book who reworked old-school leather gym bags in block colours. Or, if you're feeling bold, go the way of Blumarine where slouchy beanbag sized-handbags were coordinated with outfits of neon shearling and leopard print.
Narciso Rodriguez's top-fastening tan bag was an exercise in purity and stream-lined design. Every now and then a trend comes along that works not only as a directional style statement, but as one with actual functionality. The synergy of covetable aesthetics underpinned with purpose is too intoxicating - and let's face it, rare - to ignore.
Super-sized handbags hold the key to this elusive fashion conundrum. They look fabulous and in this super-size scale your hard-earned purchase will be hard to miss - but even better, their maxed-out capacity means they can hold all of your worldly possessions.
Just some of our handbags at So in Fashion....
Celebrities with oversized bags...