SS06 Bags Trend I: Gold Chains
As we all know, Chanel has had that whole leather-intwined-with-chain thing for years. So why are chains suddenly the trend now? Well Marc Jacobs started the chain thing a few seasons ago, and together with Kate Moss's influence on the fashion world, chains quickly infiltrated into many designs...
This season, bags from Louis Vuitton not only had chains as the bags' handles, but chains were printed all over them.
Marc Jacobs' own line has the largest selection of such bags -and most of them are gorgeous. They really give a fabulous twist to Jacobs' typical bags. I esp love the Quilted East/West Frame Bag (the second picture.) It's sooo chic and classy.
Top Shop are now selling a range of bags that were 'inspired' by Marc Jacobs and Chanel. This dark blue clutch with the half bow is actually quite pretty, but the chain is unfortunately a bit over-chunky.
Since I can't afford the real MJs or Chanels, I bought the Top Shop white quilted clutch just last week, figuring it would be great for a night out. Usually I wouldn't recommend such an obviously 'inspired-by-top-designers' bags, but these Top Shop ones are quite well made.
This beautiful bag is from Bottega Veneta is obviously designed for the super rich and refined women (ie. Veneta's typical customers.) The chains look so shiny and flawless it's a bit worrying to think what will happen after the bag gets used.
And lastly, let's not forget Chanel. I love how this bag incorporates the classic designs of Chanel with a dose of youthful features, such as the cute bucket shape.