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Marc Jacobs had lacquered baubles, Alexander Wang went industrial bling, Burberry did wooden arm candy, Gianfranco Ferre showed off space age trinkets, Dries Van Noten went for the gold and Louis Vuitton layered it on. From New York to Milan to Paris big bold bangles are an exciting accessories trend sure to weigh down the arms of socialites everywhere come Spring 2009.
Its usually the Americans that go the bigger is better route but it seems as if the Italians were on something of a supersize kick for Spring 2009 with the catwalks showcasing more than a few larger than life options; Frankie Morello had giant dog tags, Fendi showed enormous belts, Moschino did oversized bows and let's not forget the bizarrely outsized necklaces at both Marni and Burberry. But the real winner of the bigger is better prize? Agathe Ruiz De La Prada showed an entire collection that made us feel like we were childrend again, staring up at some bigger, better, and bolder world.
A stylish girl needs very few things in life, a little black dress, a nice pair of pumps and of course a high quality long lasting Italian handbag for toting around all of life's little necessities for those trips to the powder room. We have gathered together 50 bags of various shapes, sizes and materials from Versace Fendi, Pucci, Gucci, La Perla, Pringle of Scotland, Bottega Veneta, Prada, Etro, Moschino, Burberry and Frankie Morello to aid in that process. Enjoy!
Is there a new David Hockney exhibit in Italy that we don't know about because it sure seems like a lot of designers had cool chlorinated pool water on their mind for Spring 2009. From Gucci, La Perla and Blumarine's deep tiled infinity edge pool blues to Moschino Cheap and Chic and Frankie Morello's Mexican resort aqua there was plenty of watery varieties. Even Burberry had a bit of the fake watering hole, we think it looks a bit like a gray Connecticut country estate pool that someone forgot to cover for October.
Because we can't go a day without mentioning some kind of pending Armageddon (usually financial) today we highlight how the season-less parade of consumption that is the fashion week has finally abandoned traditional constraints of spring versus fall garb now that global warming has killed climates. Thus collections from Missoni, Frankie Morello, Burberry, Prada, Etro, Aquilano and Rimondi, and Bottega Veneta were a little more autumnal than usual for a spring collection. Well, the coldest winter our creative director ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. Though that was more gray so Burberry is the way to go in that case.