Spring and Summer 2017 Handbag Trends

Strange bags

Bags shaped like cupcakes, cameras, kettles, tablets (drugs), cars, houses etc. fashion designers: Junko Shimada, Charlotte Olympia, Jeremy Scott, Issey Miyake, Chanel, Dasha Gauser

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Clutch

Need to go for a party or an event or tired of carrying a big bag, these clutches can help.

Big Bags

It’s summer in some places right now and others in monsoon or rainy season. You can put your umbrella, rain coats, sweaters, and for summer, we all know we do need a big bag for a vacation.

Bucket bags

It’s a very very big trend for this season and next and it comes in different sizes and design.Fashion designers – JULIANA JABOUR, Olympia Le Tan, Cristiano Burani, lanvin, Toga, Simone Rocha, Cividini, Jil Sander, Jill Stuart, Chiara Boni La Petite Robe, Altuzarra, Elisabetta Franchi, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Elie saab etc.

Flower bags

Flower-shaped adornments were present on a lot of handbags this season. Fashion designers showcasing this trend – Luke Leandro Cano, Sonia Rykiel, Yde, Sonia Rykiel, Chanel, Lanvin, Charlotte Olympia, Monique Lhuillier, Coach, Kate Spade New York, Fendi, Miu Miu etc.

Colour block bags

Colour block bags are pretty and you can pair them with almost every colour of apparel. Mulberry, Roksanda, Vanessa Seward etc.

Backpack

I never did like backpacks but am loving this season backpack trend – any size, embellished, different materials like lace, leather and can also double as an handbag. Absolutely cool. JULIANA JABOUR, Maison Margiela, Paul Costelloe, No. 21, Moschino, Paul Costelloe, Trussardi, Phillip Plein, Etro, Antonio Marras etc.

Woven and Straw bags

Very beautiful and sophisticated. Daniela Gregis, Charlotte Olympia, Alice Olivia By Stacey Bendet, Kate Spade New York, No. 6, Vanessa Seward, Michael Kors Collection,etc.

Embellished bags

All kinds of studs, crystals, letters, beads and feathers were used to beautify bags this season. Every part of your handbag can be embellished. Naming a few fashion designers – Valentine, Ralph lauren, Christophe Guillarme, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Coach, Dolce and Gabbana, Nicole Miller, Philip Plein, Diesel Black Gold, Wanda Nylon, Carven, etc.

Box bags

Box bags are a huge trend for this season. Marni, Hermès, Balenciaga, Wanda Nylon, Mulberry, Rebecca Minkoff, Alice Olivia By Stacey Bendet, Kate Spade New York, Bella Potemkina, Alexandra Vanushina, Chanel, Elisabetta Franchi etc.

Print and Pattern bags

Animal print, Flowery print, and even different kinds of patterns – stripes etc. Dolce & Gabbana, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Fendi, A LA GARÇONNE, Altuzarra, Tory Burch, Alice Olivia By Stacey Bendet, Xuly Bet, Prada, Blugirl, Gucci, Wanda Nylon etc.

Round/ Semi Round bags

It has an unconventional shape and draws a lot of attention. It can be paired with any fashion style of yours. Dolce & Gabbana, Mary Katrantzou, Erin Fetherston, Elenareva, Kate Spade New York etc

Same as your Apparel

Having your handbag to be the same colour or material as your apparel is one of the most dominant handbag tends for this season. So many fashion designers had this trend in their collection. Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Giorgio Armani, Miu Miu, Chanel, Christopher Kane, Custo Barcelona, Akris, Kristina Ti, Jasper Conran, Aigner, Barbara Bui, Dolce and Gabbana, Michael Kors Collection, Lucio Vanotti, NóLó, Nina Ricci, Christian Siriano, Kate Spade New York, etc.

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Major Trends for Spring & Summer 2017 and How to Wear Them

Make-up

The major make-up tends for this season – Big and Scattered eyebrows, Pink lipsticks, Red lipsticks, Nude make-up and Smokey eyes. Here, you can see how to combine them and look great.

Skirts

I did notice that there were more of the straight skirts or rather fitted skirts on the spring and summer runways of this season. Here’s how to wear a few.

Cold/Warm

The weather might be inconsistent, like in some places its pretty cold in the mornings or afternoons and then its becomes so…………. warm. Am hoping these styles directly from some fashion designers spring and summer 2017 collection would help.

Scarf

Super stylish ways to tie your Scarf. I guess everyone already knows is a huge trend for this season.

Coloured Frames

White

It’s was really so…… good to see a lot of white apparel on the spring and summer runway again.

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Jeans

The jeans trend for last season was really amazing. Here, the denim on denim is still a hit, military jeans dresses, dungaree, jeans short suit etc.

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Black

I use to think that wearing black during the spring and summer seasons was a bit too dark but the black trend for this season is really nice, elegant, beautiful and sexy. About Brandon, I had to add a bit of black paint to the dress, the slit is a bit dangerously too high but its a nice dress.

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Black & White

I love the black and white collections from various designers this season, “Estilo absoluto”. Form christain dior, to Artem Klimchuk, Juanjo Oliva , Marissa Webb, Nina Ricci, Lanvin, Marchesa Notte, Dolce & Gabbana, etc.

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Halter Neck

This style exposes most of the back, runs the front of the garment around the back of the neck and remains a ward drop must have for this season. Coming in many styles and variations, but the sexy low cut halter was not really that popular on the ss 2017 runways.

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Shorts

Hit the beach, mall, market, school, anywhere apart from the church (other religious places)and the office with the shorts for this season. A –line shorts, Bermuda shorts, harem shorts, running shorts (lace, sequin, silk and other beautiful materials) and short shorts are all fashionable for this season.

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Colourblock and Stripes

For last season, we saw Salvatore Ferragamo, Vilshenko and Teresa Helbig models spotting this trend. Coming in a variety of colour combinations for this season. Worried about horizontal stripes, you can wear the vertical or diagonal ones.

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Shoes For Spring & Summer 2017

Pointy toe

It makes you look stylish, sexy and gives you a sophisticated look. Fashion designers – Saint Laurent, Emanuel Ungaro, Anya Hindmarch, Richmond, Daizy Shely, Antonio Marras, Michael Costello, Jeremy Scott, Elena Burba, Elisabetta Franchi etc

Sneakers

One of the most comfortable shoes ever. Perfect for running around and getting a huge from those high heels.

Mules

Am not a fan of this style of shoe but if you like them, they are one of the must haves for this season. Charlotte Olympia etc

Wedge

We are all very familiar with this. For me not a super comfy shoe but very good for the beach and some can be really very very beautiful like the one from Balmin.

Lace up/Tie -up

Off-White, Agnes B, Valentino, Dries Van Noten, Michael Kors Collection, Xuly Bet, Anna Sui, Richmond, Shiatzy Chen, Dsquared2, House Of Holland, Aquascutum, Erdem, Julien Macdonald etc.

Slides

I guess everyone is already aware of this.

Buckles

I love………….. them.They are just Simple (I guess not after seeing that from the designers Sophia Webster, Mila Schon and Fay)but indeed stylish.

Strappy Shoes

Strappy shoes are always beautiful, either it be flats or stilettos. Etro, Fay, Genny, Les Copains, Diesel Black Gold, Richmond, Trussardi, Mila Schon, Fashion East, Simone Rocha, David Koma, Sophia Webster, Sharon Wauchob, Simonetta Ravizza, Vivetta, Roberto Torretta, Francesca Liberatore, Creatures Of Comfort, Tibi, Nicole Miller etc.

Embellishments

Embellished shoes are good at capturing everyone’s attention. Either it be crystals, studs, beads etc. Fashion designers – Sharon Wauchob, David Koma, San Andres Milano, Philipp Plein, Fausto Puglisi, Nicole Miller, Fashion East, etc.

Other Summer flat Styles

Colourblock Shoes

colourblock shoes are trending for this season as they did in the last season. I guess we all know by now that they have more than one colour in them and they add some oomph to your outfit. Fashion designers – Off-White, Paul & Joe, Maya Hansen, Tory Burch, Antonio Marras, Markus Lupfer, Gucci, Blugirl, Trussardi, Mila Schon, Wanda Nylon, Lela Rose, Michael Kors Collection, Balmain, etc.

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Metallic Shoes

Whether you prefer gold, silver, bronze or even multi-coloured metallic shoes like that of Jill Stuart, this season has it all. You just only need to chose the one that suits you the most. Stella McCartney, Tod S, Fay, Genny, Trussardi, Molly Goddard, Ryan Lo, Genny, etc.

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Flat Form

Flat form sandals, sneakers, boots, trainers you name it. It gives you this retro chic look and it feels super comfortable as much as I know but it also would give you the relief you are looking for from those super high heel shoes. you can get an embellished one like 3.1 Phillip Lim showcased in his spring and summer 2017 collection or a colour block flat form shoe like the one from Dolce & Gabbana (ss 2017 collection). other fashion designers include Miu Miu, Erdem, Salvatore Ferragamo, Proenza Schouler, Chalayan, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, etc.

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Boots

Thigh high, Knee length, calf or even ankle boots are going to be on the fashion scene this season, but I kind of prefer booties for the spring and summer season. Anyways, on the runways – Woven ankle boots from Spanish designer Juan Vidal, Abrahamsson, matching her boots with the cloth worn by her models, Sacai platform boots, and Christian Dior’s sneakers – like boots. Opening Ceremony, Alexander McQueen, Rodarte, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, etc.

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