Have a fling in the season’s most visually alluring styles, from futuristic fabrics and bucket bags to new cult favorites
by Archana Aithal Rose
Whether you carry a tiny French village in your bag or the bare essentials, there’s a bucket bag out there to fit everyone’s lifestyle. Get a handle on this fall’s most versatile accessory—one that blends fashion with function.
Chloé Mini Roy Bucket Bag
A compact design, crafted from luxurious calfskin and featuring a textured python print and piercing rings with Chloé’s signature “O” shape accentuating the sides. A drawstring closure helps make this arm candy worth coveting. $1,850, cocopari.com
Fendi Mon Tresor Fabric Bag
Elevate your look with Fendi’s must have latest, in a glazed fabric with detachable handles and an interior pocket. Featuring the house’s FF motif, complete with a stamp patch and gold finish metalware. Made in Italy. $1,980, fendi.com
Stella McCartney Medium Belted Bucket Bag
Ultimate sophistication! Rich gray in tone, and with a bit of retro in its curb chain trim. So, play with the duality of this belted design. Also comes with a chain shoulder strap. $1,125, bergdorfgoodman.com
New york state of mind
Trans seasonal dressing can be tricky as hell; it calls for pairing of smart separates, for layering pieces, and restlessly searching for smarter materials. Lafayette 148 New York, a brand synonymous with craftsmanship, has curated a fall collection that walks a fi ne and fabulous line between comfort and chic. With its trench coats in animal print, cardigans in pastel coloured cashmeres, and dresses in bodacious stripes, the brand has reinterpreted the season’s trendiest looks in winning ways that are sure to spruce up your outlook. All items available at emilysny.com.
THE FUTURE IS NOW
Perhaps designers were dreaming in disco when they sent out models dressed in holographic fabrics and metallic, iridescent, and ultra shiny leather finishes on fall runways which conveyed a Star Trek like enterprise. In shades like sea pearl and silver, and with tunics and dresses paired with oversized accessories, high shine couture was ready for a new space age.
Calvin Klein Andy Warhol Digital Print Cami Dress
This slip dress is offered in a quicksilver metallic print that applies artwork by the legendary Andy Warhol, with spaghetti straps and lace trim. Pair it with a full metal jacket for a head to toe commitment to the trend. $1,700, bergdorfgoodman.com
Sies Marjan Lacquered Fitted Trench Coat
The classic belted trench takes on celestial meaning when structured in an ultra light weight, water resistant fabric with a high gloss crinkle finish. $1,295, siesmarjan.com
Tom Ford Metallic Lurex Jacket
As a standout layering item, a lurex cocktail jacket inspired by Tom Ford’s classic menswear line with straight fit shoulders and shawl lapel is sure to take you on a thirty second trip to Mars. $5,650, tomford.com