We live in an age where we cannot ignore ever-changing microtrends and the influence of algorithms. The fact that we can see a common vision in the seasonal trends that designers are pushing out feels like a bit of a miracle. The accessories that graced the runways this season showed a new maximalism in the materials, approach and even the very act of wearing accessories.
LOUIS VUITTON’s classic leather tags and coin purses are made into giant bags, VICTORIA BECKHAM’s fringe-covered art object-like clutches, and VALENTINO’s total coordination from face to toe. was announced, and the concept of “a tool as a decoration” that goes beyond the practical necessity of a bag was unfolded.
Perhaps in response to the rise of practical and comfortable basic shoes such as Crocs and BIRKENSTOCK, the line-up of shoes that are like art pieces that pursue design to the limit is one after another. HERMÈS sculpted simple leather fisherman sandals, and MOSCHINO proposed flamingo-shaped pumps with its playful flair. rice field.
Here, we have picked up 10 accessory trends that you should keep in mind from the Spring/Summer 2023 collection. Check out the key pieces that give your usual outfit a modern twist.
1. Ultimate total coordination
There are signs of change in the rule that bags should be matched with shoes. From VALENTINO’s iconic print to JIL SANDER’s fringe, the total coordination that matches everything you wear has a vivid impact.
2. Surprise heels
DRIES VAN NOTEN showed off gold heels reminiscent of the work of futurist sculptor Umberto Boccioni, while OFF-WHITE showed off chunky silver heels resembling slinky springs. , The high level of artistry impressed the feet of this season.
3. Playful and kitschy bags
Bags with teddy bear motifs were also spotted here and there, from Gucci’s glittery ones to Balenciaga’s used ones. On the other hand, COLLINA STRADA has proposed a bag that imitates broccoli and BOTTER has proposed a bag that imitates ice cubes, and it seems that the bag is no longer an art object.
4. Hats are bigger and more graceful
Don’t forget the hat that influences the impression of your outfit in the season when the UV rays are strong. Max Mara’s floppy hat makes the vacation more elegant, and YOHJI YAMAMOTO’s super-large canotier has a dignified appearance that catches the eyes of those around you.
5. An Accent Named Surreal
VICTORIA BECKHAM, CHLOÉ, ALIÉTTE and others have introduced various shapes and textures that challenge traditional bag design. The rich expressions such as shimmering fringes and knot details bring depth to the styling.
6. Long gloves evolved into playful
It would be a waste to make long gloves that can elegantly sublimate any look only in autumn and winter. Black mesh and lace opera gloves are a staple of evening style, but this season, more playful designs graced the hands. CHANEL uses feminine ribbons, FE NOEL uses crystals that give off a delicate sparkle, and SIMONE ROCHA uses elegant gathers to expand the possibilities of gloves as accessories.
7. Feathers and ruffles underfoot
As if to say that plain shoes are a thing of the past, Lanvin, RICK OWENS, and COLLINA STRADA have a full range of decorative designs decorated with feathers and ruffles. A statement piece that asserts individuality from your feet promises a step full of confidence.
8. Super big bag
For a while, the trend of micro bags boasted a strong popularity, but this season, perhaps as a reaction to that trend, extreme oversized silhouettes stand out. Louis Vuitton launched handbags and clutches made from gigantic luggage tags and coin purses, and Marni launched an oversized shoulder bag on the runway.
9. Variety of body bags
The body bag which is most suitable to carry necessities. At MIU MIU, waist bags and at Burberry, which was the last show by Riccardo Tisci, pouches attached to arms and waists shined with a utilitarian taste.
10. Low-heeled shoes that increase femininity
COACH has a pretty Mary Jane, ETRO has clogs, and ELENA VELEZ has classic pumps with white or sheer socks to add sophisticated femininity. Chanel also released shoes made from her socks, emphasizing that they will be the key to future styling.
Text: Laia Garcia-Furtado Adaptation: Motoko Fujita