Feb 18, 2022
Spring/Summer 2022 Handbag Trends Straight from the Catwalks
Feb 18, 2022
As the weather improves and temperatures rise, we’re naturally starting to consider a new season of fashion and accessories. With that said, there were an exciting array of new handbag styles splashed all over the Spring/Summer 2022 catwalks that we can’t wait to get our hands on.
From heavy hardware to cool crochet, here’s how the most talented designers are transforming the high-fashion handbag scene to help women bring fresh inspiration to their wardrobes and rediscover the joy of getting dressed for months to come.
Heavy Metal Rocks
Chunky handbag chains and statement studs have made appearances in recent seasons. However, this year, they are set to be huge. Heavy hardware was seen everywhere from women’s designer purses by Valentino Garavani to Manu Atelier in a range of captivating colourways and styles.
These assertive women’s bags can be accentuated with a coordinating shoe and jewellery for a look that would make even the fashion elite stop and stare.
Say goodbye to the dreary shades of seasons past and hello to the rainbow brights of SS22. This trend originally dominated the street style set before being spotted at the shows of Brandon Blackwood and JW Pei. In fact, Net-a-Porter’s Senior Market Editor Libby Page claims that Bottega Veneta’s lime-green bag has caused sales of green bags to increase by 151%.
No matter what the shade, silhouette and size, this joyously vibrant staple can easily be slotted into your Spring/Summer accessories collection and teamed with neutral clothing to truly make its mark.
Chasing a (Crescent) Moon
Lovers of comfy arm candy rejoice! This season has breathed new life into the humble shoulder bag thanks to the cute crescent moon shapes that reigned supreme on the catwalks of Tod’s and Neous. Whether you prefer soft and slouchy or taut leather that couldn’t look sleeker, the SS22 hobo is an effortlessly modern take on the nineties-inspired design.
Get your wear out of this prominent piece by opting for a classic colour and teaming it with your trusty everyday wardrobe to elevate your look come rain or shine.
Peak practicality is having a moment in the fashion world and designers of women’s bags are sitting up and taking notice. Think woven shoppers, basket bags and oversized totes taking your cue from The Row, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Durable fabrics are also having their say when it comes to purses for women, from cotton canvas to lightweight linen.
There’s just one rule here: the bigger, the better! Allow this trending outfit add-on to take centre stage by keeping the rest of your aesthetic chicly understated.
Keep It Crafty
Proving that there’s something to suit myriad moods for SS22, the new woven designer handbags can satisfy even the keenest craft fans amongst us. Homespun crochet styles are enjoying their time in the sun after being introduced by the likes of Chloe, Anna Sui and Loewe.
Whether you have a preference for the plain, single-hued type or a multi-tonal option finished with contrasting materials, these playful accessories will give your fashion a much-needed refresh. Use yours to add a unique touch of summer to any casual ensemble and prepare to attract compliments.
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