From Belts To Boxes: Five Bag Trends To Watch Out For In 2020by | November 27, 2019
All thanks to Diane Keaton’s Instagram quip and Lizzo’s Valentino Garavani toy bag at the AMAs, handbags have been having quite a fashion moment. Dynamically skewed on the extreme ends of the dimension scale, the two bags, besides keeping the Twitterati amused, have also catalysed two distinctive trends that show substantial signs of going big in the upcoming season.
However, if we were to go by the latest runway renditions of this key accessory, a lot more has been brewing between the comically tiny thumb-sized bag and dramatically oversized one. Christian Louboutin just launched its season's take on the accessory with its Elisa bag. An addition to the brand's Christian 1 collection, the bag draws its inpiration from ancient Egypt.
For their Spring-Summer 2020 collections, a lot of other brands have also been showcasing quite a variety of bag styles and buckets, slouchy clutches, woven handbags, toy bags, and oversized totes seem to top the charts. But there also happen to be other bag trends which are just beginning to make their presence felt and have great chances of materialising in the near future.
Intrigued to find what these trends are? Here’s a list of five promising bag styles for S/S 2020 that we are counting on:
Bags with wide embellished belts have been central to the aesthetics of Fendi, Balmain, Dior, Loewe, etc. for their latest shows. Belts with embellished beads, fringes, chunky knots are all being explored and we hope to see this trend going big both because of its functionality as well its statement appeal.
Come 2020 and the sling would cease being just a utility bag as it undergoes a chic makeover. Introduced to the Spring/Summer 2020 runway by the likes of J W Anderson, Ulla Johnson, and Chloe, the sling has assumed a high fashion look which is sure to make it a coveted accessory everywhere and not just your Friday market outings.
Hues of Denim
As per a trend prediction by Chanel “with double stitches, faded or printed, denim takes centre stage in the bags” and we are certainly not contesting it. Dipped in an array of varying hues, the denim bag is here to take the cult fabric from casual to classy and we can’t wait to see how the trend unravels.
Quite reminiscent of Blair Waldorf’s preppy, polished style in Gossip Girl, neat, chequered bags have been slowly making their presence felt as brands like Chanel and Burberry prep them up to rise to the occasion when the time arrives. Just like plaids, this style would help you make an understated statement and that’s where the true beauty of this bag lies.
Right from the tiny toybag to statement buckles, you’ll find almost all the promising bag trends for the upcoming season in Fendi’s latest collection. However, it is the box bag that has us specially enamoured for its solid shape and handsome appeal. It certainly looks like one of those trends that have a gala round both on and off the ramp.