Spring has sprung, and that means the season’s bags are in full bloom. The timeless tote is experiencing a revival in the new year, and the hottest new styles bring new attitude to the familiar form. The trends of spring and summer 2015 are quickly establishing themselves, and staying step-for-step with the world’s most innovative designers is as simple as watching the runway or keeping up to date with ShopBop.
The fun and decorative look of fringe has captured the imaginations of designers this year, and as a result the boho-chic look is a definite trend in 2015. Tassels, fringe and other groovy embellishments are intended to capture the fun-loving spirit of the 70s with a fresh new twist for today, a concept best exemplified with Emilio Pucci’s Spring/Summer exhibition in Milan, which heavily showcased the design element. Salvatore Ferragamo and other well-known names got in on the fringe frenzy this year as well, so look out for plenty of fun trim on the streets this spring.
We never want to see bright, vibrant floral patterns go away, and thankfully, 2015 won’t be the year it happens. Whether stitched, printed, patched or embroidered, nothing says spring like a beautiful floral tote bag, and designers took note this year with floral bags taking center stage at the spring/summer exhibitions of Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin, and a host of other standout houses. The names may change, but the fact is the same: florals on totes are perennial.
It’s never too soon to start thinking about a day at the beach, and nothing brings a sunny day of leisure to mind like a fun beach-inspired woven bag. Woven bags have always been convenient, lightweight, durable and relatively low-maintenance, but this season they’re in high demand with pieces popping up in the newest collections from Michael Kors and Bottega Veneta. Straw totes are a popular option, and add an approachable air to outfits for work or play.
The spring and summer handbag trends for 2015 leave plenty of room for interpretation and even more for imagination. The reimagining of the once=bland tote presents the fashion focused woman of today with the opportunity to achieve ultimate practicality in her handbag choices without sacrificing an ounce of style. Look for tote designs informed by this season’s hottest trends to get a runway look that does more for your everyday life.