When it comes to luxury handbags, there has been a notable shift towards quiet understated styles, and a move away from anything too shouty or distinctive. This desire for timeless pieces is a mood we are seeing across the fashion world for autumn/winter 2020 and many houses are delving through the archive to create handbags that are rooted in heritage. There is one bag that is an exception to this rule, however, as at Bottega Veneta the handbags look like they have been dipped into a bowl of linguini and are as distinctive as they come.
Fringing is a trend that we have seen across many of the major designer collections, but no-one took it as seriously as Daniel Lee at Bottega Veneta. The brand has created oversize crossbody bags and fold-over clutches that have a leather fringe twice the size of the actual bag. They might look like they are purely designed for the Instagram era of dressing, however, Lee has also revisited the archives for his fringed bags, as many come in the intrecciato weave, the brand's signature that was first developed in the 1960s.
The never-ending fringing certainly isn't practical, but that's part of the appeal of these look-at-me bags. The most out-there of them all is the shearling fringed, butter yellow handbag that launched on Net-a-Porter this week. Keep scrolling to see 2020's most standout accessory and shop more Bottega Veneta bags if you're after something a little more subtle.
How People Are Styling the Fringe Bags
Style Notes: Tiffany Hsu wears the butter yellow fringed bag with an all-neutral outfit.
Style Notes: Emili Sindlev wore her beige fringed bag with an oversize mint-green shirt.