Lauren Davis, ALANGOO.com
Summer is (finally!) here in full force, which means its time to break out our Spring/Summer 2016 fashion collections in wait. While 70’s inspired fringe, hints of Spanish flamenco, and tangerine hues are dominating the runways, the most exciting and eye-catching trend has to be the fun, pop art clutches and bags seen on the catwalks of everyone from Brighton to Moschino to Kate Spade. All these bags have us itching to incorporate these awesomely creative clutches into out daily ensembles.
Probably the two designers that first come to mind for their fun, over-the-top fashions are Betsey Johnson and Moschino, who true to form paved the way for pop art handbags this season. Moschino, who first put out the Moschino McDonalds french fry inspired bags and accessories a few seasons ago, followed by their Looney Tunes collection, have now followed up this season with power-puff girls cross-body bags complete with fringe ponytails. Betsey Johnson left us feeling hungry with her slice of sprinkled cake clutch and oven shaped tote complete with a cherry pie baking inside.
Kate Spade, usually known for their structured bags and preppy style went fun and funky with some cool pop art inspired bags, ranging from a dalmatian tote, to a popcorn bucket bag to a cute wicker snail clutch. Also following the pop art clutch trend, Brighton has showcased a line of cartoon inspired bags including a WOW! comic clutch and illustrated wallets. For the book lovers and dreamers, theres always Olympia Le Tan, known for her book clutches including War and Peace, Moby Dick, and Dracula, seen on celebs and fashionistas such as Katy Perry, Natalie Portman & Tilda Swinton.
This trend is also starting to make waves among Middle Eastern designers, including Lebanese designer Rula Galayini, formally of Poupee Couture, whose candy-colored clutches have been featured in Harper’s Bazaar and British Vogue, and Sara’s Bag new collection.
Following in stride, one of ALANGOO’s most popular designers has also gone the way of the fun handbag. Jordy, the UAE based Iranian designer takes pride in telling stories in the form of art and fashion, bringing ancient Persian art to their bags to fuse the past and the present. Jordy’s clutches on ALANGOO featured hand-printed Sohrab Sepehri Persian paintings, Qajar painted wrist clutches and Peykan Sign Taxi clutches. Fusing ancient Persian art with their modern designed bags helps “give you an opportunity to connect with people and engage with diverse characters from different times and places.”
Shop Jory clutches at ALANGOO.com/Products-Jordy.