My obsession with envelope clutches continues…
Ever since Raf Simons showed his Jil Sander S/S 2011 collection last year, at Bon we’ve been talking about the world of maximalism seen through the eyes of a minimalist. The show was such a major touchpoint for so many trends you’ll see this upcoming Spring/Summer season – neon colours, maxi lengths and volume – that as the A/W 2011 shows have rolled around to Milan, we all wondered what Simons would do next. A quick selection…
A couple of notes from me: The colour palette was amazing, and it was often paired with black. The puffier (padded?) pieces are going to be harder for mere mortals to pull off. I love the cocoon shapes and thin, straight trousers. Though I haven’t had a good look yet, the shoes look mighty promising (for my current tastes anyways) – shorter pointy toe, platforms and wedges! And the make-up was sooooo beautiful.
Today is payday and quite predictably I’ve been trawling the internet for a hit. I actually was stalking a few items earlier this week in the final final final sales around the world wide web (namely, Margiela boots and Pamela Love necklace), but some junkie far more desperate than me beat me to it. The nerve, huh?
So I had to go hunting in new grounds. And here’s what I’ve settled on, but not 100% decided (i.e. no whipping out the wallet… yet):
The Jil Sander market bag. It’s plastic fantastic and the colour is gorgeous.
And though some, if not most people would balk at the idea of spending roughly 110 euros on a plastic bag, I don’t see it any different than buying canvas versions of certain designer bags for much, much more. I find Raf Simons’ concept of high-fashion shopping bags hysterically funny. And mighty desirable.
However, if it’s the concept or even humble shape that I am fond of, then this Maison Martin Margiela version is the ultimate. In soft, buttery nappa leather, I can’t decide between the black or warm grey.
The Margiela shopper is roughly 250 euros more than the Jil Sander. Is it worth it? I’ll have to ponder this a bit more before committing. And yes, I AM committing because my poor Alexander Wang Rocco has a few injuries that seem way too common with Wang bags and my trusty Vivienne Westwood (canvas!) is also beginning to fall apart after what I believe is six years. *Sniffle*
Gosh, doin’ the shopping never looked so good…