Alaïa Animal-print calf hair tote, Gray and black animal-print calf hair tote. Alaïa tote has a top handle, slouchy fold-over flaps, comes with a detachable mirror and is lined in pink leather.
Alaïa: Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaïa opened his first Parisian atelier in the 1970s, using the experience he had gained from working for fashion powerhouses Christian Dior, Guy Laroche and Thierry Mugler. He was an instant hit with socialites and Hollywood’s elite, including Greta Garbo. Alaïa later launched his ready-to-wear collection in 1980 and was instantly crowned the ‘King of Cling’- his signature second-skin dresses and fierce footwear helped define the era’s style aesthetic. Fans like Naomi Campbell, Michelle Obama and Victoria Beckham can’t get enough of his intricately crafted footwear and luxurious leather bags. This season expect exquisite brocade-effect ankle boots, statement ponyskin totes and chic laser-cut belts.
Black patent-leather shoulder bag with an detachable buckle-fastening and gold chain-link shoulder strap. Fendi bag has a gold ‘F’ logo at front flap opening, stitched panel detailing, an internal zip-fastening pocket and is fully lined.
Fendi: Adele Casagrande founded a small leather and fur company in 1918, but it was through her marriage with Edoardo Fendi in 1925 that this Italian label got its famous name. After Karl Lagerfeld joined as the brand’s creative director in 1966 and created the double F logo, Fendi rapidly grew into one of the world’s premier luxury labels, with ready-to-wear, fragrance, eyewear, luggage, and home furnishings among its many interests. This fall, invest in timeless sophistication with Lagerfeld’s exquisite collection of fur coats, cashmere capes and elegant wool dresses.
Black leather bowler bag with gold-tone hardware. Chloé bag has a chain-embellished trim, oversized studs at the front and back with designer logo, two top handles, a detachable locking-stud shoulder strap, top zip to close with locking closure at side, internal zipped compartment and is lined in olive canvas.
French label Chloé was started in 1952 as an alternative to the norm’s strict adherence to haute couture. Founder Gaby Aghion spotted a void in the market and the notion of Prêt-à-Porter was born. The list of past designers reads like a who’s who of fashion’s greatest, including Karl Lagerfeld (who took it to iconic status in the 1970s), Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo. British designer Hannah MacGibbon is the new creative director, look out for her refined take on easy glamour.