As I take a personal week before diving into a new job, in a newish area of the fashion industry, I have been bingeing on as much art and culture as humanly possible. I’ve finished two books, seen an incredible exhibit, made ample time to pour over trend notes (new and old), and it’s only Wednesday.
A favorite personal hobby is scrolling through my Pinterest boards over and over again, marking down overarching themes that are sure to be huge. Though I took the time to pin interesting looks from A/W ’16 runway shows, I hadn’t really given them the detailed look they deserved until now.
When a single trend appears in various runway shows and demographics of the fashion industry, like Alexander Wang and Valentino, you know it’s going to be huge. An accessories trend that caught my attention during the Fall ’16 collections, was the use guitar style straps for bags, big or small. It wasn’t so much the shape of the purses that were similar, yet the idea of replacing a recognizable detail, like the strap, with something new was shared by many. Even though this was a key trend for Fall ’16, who says we can’t get a head start? Keep scrolling to see runway examples below and stay tuned for the look.
What do you think of this trend? Would you wear it?