Bring the Book Totes, saddlebags, and guitar straps. . Those bags took center stage at Dior’s Fall/Winter 2019 show. Drawing on themes from the House of Dior of the 1950s (the “New Look”), the British subculture and the “rebel” Princess Margaret, designer Maria Grazia Chiuri combines the feminine, the masculine and feminism in the ready-to-wear collection. à-porter. The textures and textiles of many of the accompanying bags flow from the clothing: matching lumberjack plaid in different colors, denim, a toile de jouy with palm trees, just to name a few. Frankly, the clothes were beautiful: tulle and strong, delicate and dangerous. The hats were large, on top of each model, many framed with tulle or mesh.
As discussed below, the bags continued the themes of Dior’s recent collections. Of course, there were some new directions, such as women’s bags in different forms. Please read and watch below and let us know what you like.
Hold on to your saddle
Crossbody saddlebags with thick guitar straps were on repeat. You’ll find logos, denim and leather fabrications.
Book bags are still great
There was a book bag that matched almost every outfit. Lumberjack checks in red, white and green, as well as Dior logo fabric, rocked with matching apparel, as well as logo denim and tulle. Despite the on-trend camouflage, bags were meant to highlight, not hide. Although, as we’ve reported, a mini version of the Book Tote is planned for this spring, this runway showed them big.
A couple of the bags were variations on the book bag style. One had thicker straps and another was braided leather, not exactly the same shape.
Messenger bags were back. . . and shoulder strap
Coordination continued to be the order of the day for the program’s messenger bags. How to wear? Most were cross-body hung in the back, not the front.
Ladylike means business
Dior included many riffs on a feminine theme.Slightly different shapes (rectangle, trapezoid, elongated) mostly in different dark leathers with assorted straps, including chain, leather, guitar, attached by a “CD” clasp. It’s a logo we saw before the fall, but it reappears many times here.
Don’t worry, though, the classic Lady Dior also made an appearance.
Added to the mix were some more professional models, including the Montaigne 30 seen earlier in the fall/winter.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to the Fall/Winter 2019 Dior bags? Let us know about you.