Thursday, 19 January 2012

Accessory trends 2012

Gladstone bag

The Gladstone bag on the runway
A bag with the potential to be minimalist, classic and statement-worthy, all at once, is by default considered a part of Celine’s equally sharp uniform. In their Fall 2011 runway show, models marched with the Gladstone tucked under their arm. The original-doctor’s-bag-shape was maintained; small handles, a sturdy rectangular base and a magnetic-centre with the trademark floppy feature. As we progress into the New Year, Celine’s latest offering for spring 2012 promises a modified version of the Gladstone. It’s got corporate sophistication with hints of perky colours, giving the trend another opportunity for an appraisal.

On the other hand, Louis Vuitton presented an oversized version of the Gladston in their theatrical S/S 2012 show in Paris. The brand is known for making the most distinctive luggage carriers, however for this one, they steered clear from using the stereotypical LV fabrics and instead designed a cleaner and crisper variety. To compliment the candy-hued clothes, all the Gladstone bags in Louis Vuitton’s spring 2012 show were in muted shades of sorbet yellow, grey and moon white.

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