Do you wear the bag or does the bag wear you?

A question you may have never asked yourself or been asked. However, at a recent event, the above question was posed and an answer was considered. And the one time we felt, when the bag wears the outfit, is when you go iconic and wear a bag with heritage, even when it has been given a modern reinterpretation. So, if you are looking for such a bag to dominate your outfit, head to one of these heavy-weight designer brands.

Yes, the big fashion houses have vern busy taking inspiration from their back catalogues of iconic bags and updating them for this season and the next, autumn/fall ’22/’23. If you’re sitting comfortably, let’s take a whistlestop armchair tour of seven well-known and coveted designers.

Starting with Fendi. Here’s their infamous baguette style bag, but now infused with a vintage trunk style. Say hello to the Baguette Soft Trunk.

Does the bag wear your outfit?
Fendi Baguette Soft Trunk bag

More than suitable for an Italian job, Dolce & Gabbana have taken the beautifully constructed top handle iconic bag, the Sicily, and given it a whole new colour palette.

Does the bag wear your outfit?
D&G Sicily bag

And the home of Versace isn’t frightened to give La Medusa bag a striking colourway for the new season. Black, white, and gold make an eye-catching bag that is being uncovered in the Pre-Fall collection.

Versace Le Medusa bag

And an Italian designer bag review isn’t complete without checking out Gucci. And whilst they have been busy styling Ryan Gosling for his recent Netflix launch, you cannot mistake the red and green web strap for the iconic Ophidia bag.

Does your bag wear your outfit?
Gucci Ophidia bag

But it’s not all about the Italians. If your style is more inspired by French fashion, you’ll be pleased to hear from these two designers.

Starting with Louis Vuitton and their timeless and classic Capucines bags which are named after the street where the brand opened its first store in 1854. This season look out for the braided leather chain shoulder straps to offer another way to wear this iconic bag.

Does the bag wear your outfit?
Louis Vuitton Capucine bag

Now to the House of Dior and their iconic macrocannage stitching which gives their bags that recognisable quilted effect. Introducing the DiorCamp bag; an ideal companion for your next city break. This messenger bag is compact yet full of presence.

Does your bag wear your outfit?
Dior Camp bag

And last but by no means least, and I’ve surprised myself here, is a bag from Prada. I’m not usually struck by Prada bags, however, I’m delighted to share their recent reimaginings, the PradaSymbole bag that celebrates the brand’s triangle emblem. If you love Prada, you’ll love this street smart bag.

Does your bag wear your outfit?
Prada Symbole bag

There you have it, the bags that will wear your outfit, whatever you choose, smart or casual. The secret is to take an iconic bag and look to enhance its brand marks by giving them a modern twist.

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