|By: Michelle B.|
Karl Lagerfeld showed his Spring/Summer 2011 collection October 5th in Paris, and the upcoming bags are interesting. There wasn’t a lot that was out of the ordinary for Chanel color or design-wise, but it’s nonetheless an important collection because of its implications on the direction handbags might be taking next year.
Of course, Chanel, while always classy, sophisticated, and one of the most sought-after handbag designers in the world, doesn’t always dictate or follow fashion trends, but I think they’re on the mark this time. After more than half a decade of large, oversize bags dominating the fashion scene, I think we may finally be seeing a switch back to mid-size or even clutch-size purses.
While it’s too early to tell whether this smaller bag trend will catch on, I, for one, welcome a change in size and design. I love the oversize boho look as much as anyone else, but perhaps it IS time to shift to smaller totes again. Just look at this compact clutch (below). Adorable!