The streets of New York has been lit the past week, streets awash with photographers, models, and stylish people. It can only mean one thing: fashion week is in full swing, and we have our eyes peeled for the latest trends to hit next season. For New York Fashion Week SS19, we’re seeing a rise in funky bag silhouettes.
Forget everything you thought you knew about the typical bag silhouette. Put away your totes, messenger bags, and even the saddle bag, because bizarro bags are the ones to look out for as proven by the likes of Brandon Maxwell and VFiles. Brandon Maxwell presented transparent perspex box bags transporting rosé and hats, while the latter showed us that T-shirt shaped bags can actually be a thing.
Even a polished brand such as Oscar de la Renta went down the creative bag road with some standout pieces, including a birdcage-BDSM hybrid-looking bag. Mansur Gavriel’s pieces are as polished as always, with clean and minimalist silhouettes that are every bit as unusual as they are funky.
The real question here is how practical these bags are. Let’s be honest, Brandon Maxwell’s microscopic bag can barely fit a lipstick, and Zimmermann’s cigarette-shaped clutch may not even fit the latest iPhone XS Max. Yet, we will probably get them anyway because they make a trendy statement. Goodbye, Cult Gaia Ark bag — you will soon be replaced by another bizarre-shaped It bag in the coming seasons.
To see more bizarre bags showcased during New York Fashion Week SS19 in the past week, click through to see our gallery.Check out these funky bag silhouettes from the Spring/Summer 2019 runway shows during New York Fashion Week.