Each change in season sees new fashion trends. This Fall 2019, statement bags take centrestage with timeless designs – think exquisitely crafted leather pieces in striking colour tones. While JW Anderson launched the Lazo Bag at Loewe, Ralph Lauren’s RL 50 has reached Indian shores; actor Chloë Sevigny lent her design acumen to Chopard creating the GCC (Green Carpet Collection) bag, and at Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri rolled out the classic saddle bag rendition in denim. So if you’re looking for a perfect addition to your fall wardrobe, scroll through our edition of statement bags for some inspiration.
Looking for a perfect mini handbag? Loewe’s Lazo is here to put an end to your search. Available in a variety of sizes and colours, it features a curved accordion frame supported by flat leather panels with slim leather (removable) straps. The bag is made in smooth calfskin.
Actor Chloë Sevigny donned a designer’s hat to collaborate with Chopard for a line of sustainable bags this fall season. Taking cues from the classic silhouettes of the 40s, the bag is available in beige, black, and blue. What makes this piece stand out is the leather – Chopard worked closely on the traceability of the leather and collaborated with suppliers to ensure that eco-age principles were followed. A major part of the process included an emphasis on environmental management system – that all contents of the process of making the bag, including water, waste, and energy were responsibly managed.
This list would be incomplete without the RL 50. Launched as a part of Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary, this bag defines the brand’s enduring style. Inspired by their vintage travel classics, the bags feature streamlined, highly-functional silhouettes, well-crafted belted body, and curved topline made with supple materials like calfskin, Ayers snakeskin, and alligator and ostrich hide. It comes in four sizes – mini, medium, large, and oversized.
If you’re looking for a perfect oversized bag, Bottega’s Daniel Lee has got you covered. Already favoured by the likes of Sonam Kapoor, Arco is made in a new type of French calfskin that’s silkier in texture and sturdy. The bag is available in small, large, and extra-large sizes. The larger size is also available for men. A dome-shaped flap defines Arco’s silhouette and its long tubular handles make a great add on.
This fall is all about revisiting classics. Dior‘s love affair with its classic saddle has witnessed a variety of renditions and Maria Grazia Chiuri has created a hero piece in denim for millennials.
Versace’s signature V shape hardware on its magnetic closure flap is a product of high quality and is available in different shapes and palettes.
Boxyz sports the signature Gancini secured by a metal key and comes with a covered handle and detachable shoulder strap. Bookmark it for durable leather and smooth finish.
Lola sports the brand’s signature monogram, Thomas Burberry (TB) hardware, and its quilted details paired with a glistening chain strap makes a strong statement. The bag is available in the tones of turmeric yellow, red, and black.
This rectangular flap bag, available in leather and tweed, has exquisite diamond quilting and an added finished metal chain. The bag also features another signature element, the double C fastener. The length of the chain ensures that the bag can be worn straight or crossbody.
Calling Cult Gaia’s Astrea a fall classic won’t be an exaggeration. Made in off-white leather and featuring an acrylic handle, the bag stands out due to it size and practicality. For all mothers out here, just in case you are on a lookout for an oversized bag, this is a perfect pick.