Designers such as Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Mulberry were sporting the baby bag in their spring/summer 2011 catwalk shows in all four of the capitals across the globe. Chanel adapted the mini bag by using silk or tweed in an array of summery shades including pale yellows and shimmering golds that sparkled past the front row. Of course they added their own signature style to the bag by using subtle but chic details such as quilting and chain handles – all of which are oh-so-Chanel in every single way. In this show they obviously felt the smaller the bag the better and it appeared that the accessory shrunk more and more as the show went on.
Marc Jacobs’ S/S 11 fashion show was a seventies extravaganza; large floppy hats and stunning prints took centre stage but the bags were the highlight. In beautiful rich colours including mahogany, burnt orange and brown, the handbags were a picture of suede perfection. Details such as leather snakes crawling along the rim of the envelope clutches and Art Deco style clasps adorning the shoulder bags gave the accessory an exotic effect.
Mulberry are known for their effortlessly fashionable handbags, there is no denying they are the first label women think of when they decide what they want for Christmas. The Mulberry Bayswater bag which has been their best seller for years took the back seat in their spring/summer collection as a new breed of bags became the favourite. There’s no denying the allure of those Mulberry bags, including the newish trompe l’oeil-detailed Tillie, that even came to include teeny-tiny versions hitched onto the models hips