Five indispensable bag colours for the next winter
When we talk about designer handbags, we are almost forced to make at least one crucial distinction. A work bag, or a businesswoman purse, are often sober, minimal, almost austere, in particular in terms of chromaticity. Most of the times, this low-key attitude is induced by the workplaces, that imposes repeatedly and often a specific dress code, or at least a series of general rules to comply with.
On the other hand, when it comes to leisure time bags, the music changes: purses for women are often the favorite accessory that women like to use to express their personalities, even more than their outfits.
This is a cue that has been perfectly taken by some haute couture brands, such as Valentino Garavani, Gucci or Dior: for many years now, they’re placing on the market, collection by collection, a series of women’s designer bags and purses whose common denominator is “eclecticism”. The aim seems to be: every woman has the right to pick the item that best represents not only her personality, but someway her uniqueness. And such a lofty goal needs an extremely wide range of choice, both in terms of models and colors.
This is clearly visible if we take a look at the newest autumn/winter collections: all the top brands provided a large number of new items, and all of them are characterised by an extensive use of colors. Some may say – and they may probably be partly right – that all this chromatic opulence is a sort of reaction to the “grey” and gloomy era that we are still going through. Useless to deny it: the pandemic has changed our perception of life, like if everything had become darker. But now that we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, many of us are craving again for brightness and colorfulness. The recent collections gave us the opportunity to detect and evaluate the most recurring – and probably most wanted – bag colors of the next months. They’re mentioned below.
It may seem pretentious, maybe an excess of vanity in an era that seems to have banished any conceit, but gold is definitely the sovereign color of late 2021/early 2022. No other hue could represent better that hunger for brightness that we mentioned before. So, let’s get ready to see our streets crowded with golden women’s bags.
So close to purple (the “outcast” color par excellence), and yet so far from it, mauve means elegance and extravaganza at the same time. Only a few brave women dare to wear it, but those who do that will never go unnoticed.
One of the most recent and innovative shades of brown, baptised by Valentino Garavani in his latest collections. Teak is a wood that stands out for its hardness and the relatively dark nuance of its natural color: it’s also one of the most expensive woods to handcraft. Therefore, it is a symbol of steadiness and luxury at the same time.
A “dirty white” with shades of light blue. A glacial beauty that reveals a nonconformist and non-aligned soul.
An autumn/winter collections’ timeless classic, with its mixture of finesse and ostentation. It has both detractors and admirers, but the latter are particularly fierce and faithful, and would never trade it for any other hue. The main contraindication is that is hard to match with a “classical” outfit, but even this is a badge of honor for those who love it.
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