Silver, red and pop art
> We peep at the must-have bags for next year
SILVER is going to be the new trend colour for bags in the middle of next year. “Silver will be massive, even though it is has traditionally been reserved for cold weather,” says fashion expert Martin Wuttke. “But quality trumps season.”
We’ve taken a peep at the upcoming handbag fashions, thanks to a biannual trade fair at Offenbach, Germany where luxury manufacturers lift the veil on what they have designed and what factories will soon be shipping for the northern hemisphere summer.
Red is also in. This includes “all the primary colors, like a rainbow” as trend scout Wuttke said in a report for the recent fair.
In particular, luggage might be neon green or pink. Suitcases can also be silver, olive, jade or a strong pastel shade.
Patterned bags will also be popular. Geometric triangles are in, as well as large flowers, comics and pop art designs – even on suitcases. Embroidered details are also being seen more and more in upcoming collections.
“Unisex is another great new trend,” says Wuttke, pointing out modern duffle bags as an example.