From individual, unstructured, and oversized clutches on Khait’s runway to larger-than-life, boho-chic tie-dye tote bags at Altuzarra, the New York Fashion Week runway served as endless inspiration for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2023. Season. While certain brands stayed true to traditional themes and colors — we can always expect the playful appliqués that come with Kate Spade New York’s series of floral purses — others took a more subversive approach to the warm season’s usual palette of colors, textures and materials.
No Sesso’s collection, for example, explored a larger direction with the brand’s evolution into “black punk”. When it came to bags, the shape of choice was a Y2K-inspired barrel shoulder bag in a number of metallic shades that helped prove the longevity of early 2000s accessories. The famous baguettes of the decade also appeared on several runways, including Altuzarra, Raisa Vanessa and, of course, Fendi, where the fashion house celebrated the 25th anniversary of the It bag, inviting Sarah Jessica Parker to sit in the front row to commemorate its time. Designs like Carrie Bradshaw.
Curious about what other bag trends took center stage at New York Fashion Week? From polished top-handle bags to giant carryalls, we’ve got you covered with a roundup of all shapes and sizes for the spring/summer 2023 season. Whether you’re a diehard 3.1 Philip Lim follower hoping to get the scoop on upcoming releases or you’re just trying to revitalize your wardrobe, the following looks are designer approved.