Is the cover on the way to becoming the new It bag of 2024? On the catwalks of the fall-winter 2023-2024 shows, the models did not hesitate to give of themselves by using their hands to hold a plethora of accessories such as compacts (Giorgio Armani), but also coat edges (The Row). And when they weren’t grabbing cosmetics or body parts, their arms wrapped around clutches, one of this season’s most popular bag shapes.
The clutch, the star bag for fall-winter 2023-2024
The word “pochette” can evoke very impractical plexiglass boxes, containing essential objects for a night on the town. But the latest collections have introduced a new type of clutch, a new ideal ally for daily activities.
The models miu miu, Zaya Wade, Emma Corrin And mia goth, to name a few, clutched soft pouches to their chests, adorned with hanging keyrings. These models have been designed for nomadic lifestyles: they are easy to grab when needed, and spacious enough to hold all your personal belongings.
The same style effortless defined the parade of Maximilian Davis For Ferragamo, where large leather bags floated in the crook of the arms of the models: shiny black, sunny yellow, optical white, navy blue, and in the house’s characteristic red color. Accessories speak in favor of bulky day clutches, but there are also slimmer models.
At the house of Bottega Veneta, two bags are better than one, since an empty, folded croc waffle bag (assuming this was for artistic effect rather than functionality) was worn on the same arm as a wrap-around clutch mustard color, no thicker than a keyboard. The pockets intrecciato the size of a laptop that followed are further proof of this.
Elsewhere, Conner Ives And Gabriela Hearst proposed lighter pouches: Conner Ives presented printed models, while Gabriela Hearst offset leather and warm knits with metallic bags. If you’re used to carrying the bare minimum, these bags are for you.
It didn’t take long for the clutch bag trend to hit the “It-crowd”. In April, Rihanna carried the reinterpretation by Gucci of his horse bit bags of the time Tom Fordfresh from her fall-winter 2023-2024 show, while the clutches ofAlaia and of The Row made the happiness of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. As for Kendall Jenner ? We saw her carrying her bag jimmy choo chain handle and diamond frame like a clutch, replicating the style seen on the catwalk.
Our selection of pouches:
Translation by Léa Penneret
Article originally published on vogue.co.uk
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