If there's one thing fashion loves more than an It girl, it's an It accessory. Balenciaga has been cranking out street style hits (the striped market tote, the spandex over the knee boots, etc) for several seasons now, and the Spring '18 shows made it clear that the French brand's new must-have is a triangular duffel bag―seen in a variety of sizes and colors from New York to Paris, and everywhere in between.
Model Aiden Curtiss was snapped dozens of times during fashion month. The one constant? Her Balenciaga bag.
Next-level designer bag twinning, spotted during Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Coordinating an emerald purse situation with a forest green plaid suit.
After taking over the Fall 2017 runways, the street style scene, and just about every model's off-duty look, it's official: the stiletto boot is the season's hottest new footwear trend. The sleek, ultra-sharp boot comes in all heights and colors from the kitten heel comeback to sky-high heel options and patent red to classic black. Perfect to pair with everything from jeans to skirts and dresses, shop fall's best stiletto boots.
1 Red Hot
Fendi's statement-making stiletto boots ruled the Fall 2017 runways in their impossible-to-miss red hue.
2 Red Hot: Shop The Look
Fendi boots, $1,350, bergdorfgoodman.com.
3The Model Way
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The Mini Backpack, especially high fashion versions by Vuitton and Chanel—favored by girls like Kendall Jenner—still feel relevant.
You never know what you're going to get from a Demna Gvasalia-designed Balenciaga show. One season it may be Bernie Sanders-inspired and the next it's a riff on couture designs of the past.
In true expect-the-unexpected form, the Georgian designer payed special attention to the dad set with a menswear collection that, according to show notes, is inspired by "young dads in the park with their kids at the weekend."
Models walked the runway wearing variations of "dad" looks—jeans that are a little too wide paired with slightly oversized blazers, high-waist pants with button down shirts—arm in arm or even carrying child models.
Balenciaga is may be known for high-end designs that range from the luxe to the extravagant and kooky but the brand does offer accessories that more accessible.
The fashion house is slated to take over the Colette store in Paris as a guest host this summer, and in celebration, the brand is launching a line of unexpected novelty items.
Instead of releasing jewelry or beauty products, Balenciaga has opted to create eponymous eye masks and coffee mugs, WWD reports.
The items are exclusive products, so they won't be around very long. They'll also be displayed in the Colette store alongside the women's and men's fall collections.
From crisp pantsuits in ivory white to a new take on the trench, spring's latest in workwear is nothing short of stylish.
The Deconstructed Suit
Keep the look clean, opting for a sleek high-neck blouse.
From left: Max Mara jacket, $2,690, blouse, $595, jacket, $1,190, skirt, $475, 312-475-9500.
How to Wear It
Finish the look with white boots in geometric lines and modern gold earrings.
From left: Louis Vuitton tote, $3,850, 866-VUITTON; Fossil smartwatch $255, fossil.com; Pomellato earrings, $5,100, 800-254-6020.
The Ivory Pantsuit
Choose a tailored white blazer with a notched-lapel collar.
From left: Max Mara jacket, $1,450, 617-267-9775; Polo Ralph Lauren shirt, $198,ralphlauren.com; Monica Rich Kosann necklace, $1,450, monicarichkosann.com. Escada pants, $995, escada.com.
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