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The Best Accessories Brands for the New Season

Elevating your outfit from great to truly head turning, accessories are the necessary finishing touches to complete your look. Just as vital for both style and functionality, updating your bag, jewellery and footwear as we transition into the new season should be high on your sartorial agenda. This season a mixture of lady-like top handle bags, pouches and cross body bags are dominating, with some stand out brands showcasing their updated fashion accessories for the season. From the beaded bags of Shrimps to the highly anticipated APC x Brain Dead collaboration, we’ve put together our list of the best accessory brands.

Shrimps

SHRIMPS

Shrimps delightful selection of accessories is the beaded brainchild of London based designer Hannah Weiland. Particularly known for their cruelty free fashion, everything from the brands faux fur ready-to-wear collections to their faux pearl accessories has been created with timeless design in mind. This season the inspiration behind the label’s collection is all things Greek Mythology, from colour scheme to the lining and the set design at their AW19 runway show. The inspiration behind collections can come from anything that Hannah is inspired by, a piece of art, her honeymoon, absolutely anything. With each bag handmade in India and taking one week to complete it’s clear that they are made to last a lifetime. The brand also has an impressive list of advocates, including IT girl’s Alexa Chung and Pixie Geldoff.

BY FAR

The genius creation of twins Valentina and Sabina, and best friend Denitsa, BY FAR has become a household name for its signature footwear and handbags. With a cult following among a long list of influencers, stylists and a-listers, it’s hard to find a fashion enthusiast not in possession of one of BY FARS’s mini bags or square-toe sandals. Giving us all the 90’s vibes the Australian born accessories brand is known for it’s modern twist on vintage pieces but with a premium edge.

 

APC

Known for their signature Parisian minimalist designs, APC – Atelier de Production et de Création – has been a staple in the accessories category since it’s creation in 1987. Originally catering for men only the brand quickly branched out to offer ready-to-wear and accessories for women, following the popularity of their clean shapes and prints with a female customer. The brand is particularly known for bridging the gap in the market between streetwear and luxury high fashion with a plethora of collaborations with big names such as Brain Dead and JJJJound. For timeless style this season, we’re loving the half moon bag.

GANNI

Just as lust-worthy as their ready-to-wear collections, our Danish favourites Ganni have a selection of beautiful accessories to compliment our scandi-style. From matchy matchy scrunchies to leather boxy cross body bags the label are winning at the accessories game. Copenhagen based Ganni have risen in popularity in the past few years thanks to their quirky prints and impressive following of influencers including Emili Sindlev and Blanca Miró Scrimieri

SEE BY CHLOE

Famous for it’s luxurious heritage and premium collections of handbags and accessories, See by Chloé is the epitome of Parisian femininity. Originating in 1921 France, the brand has developed a sleek, chic and effortlessly cool aesthetic that is loved internationally by fashion royalty, including Sienna Miller and Olivia Palermo. See by Chloé’s AW19 accessories translate throughout the seasons with ease. An updated version of the signature boho style of the Joan handbag is the perfect finishing touch to your look.

LANVIN

Another luxury label from the other side of the English Channel is Lanvin. As one of the oldest French fashion houses to still be retailing, it has a rich history of sartorial excellence in both womenswear and menswear. After originally operating as a solo hat shop in the heart of Paris in 1889, Lanvin now has an international presence with it’s Parisian designs evolving as the decades have passed. This AW19 we see Lanvin embracing the bag of the season for men the cross body bag, and providing us with a selection of on trend footwear, consequently proving why they are an accessories brand to know.

MAISON MARGIELA

The eponymous label Maison Margiela has taken the sartorial spotlight ever since it’s birth in 1988 for it’s creative and androgynous designs. The brand is a talking point for pushing boundaries with it’s runway shows creating stand out fashion moments and haute couture designs all redefining the classic silhouette. This season, as well as their infamous Tabi boots, Maison Margiela have launched a selection of chunky sneakers, embodying the labels signature deconstructed style, to add a distinctive edge to your look.

Maison Margiela

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Words by Emma Bowkett



Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert