Accessories Highlights: And the Winners (So Far) Are…

While fashion week is first and foremost about clothes, we can't help but notice that designers are focusing more and more on creating fresh, eye-catching, sometimes quirky – and always Instagrammable – jewelry, hats, bags, and leather goods for men and women. Here are our favorite pieces from Paris’ Spring/Summer 2020 menswear season so far. 


LOUIS VUITTON'S UPGRADED MONOGRAM BAGS



Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show in Paris. Photo by Regis Colin Berthelier for NOWFASHION.


Needless to say, leather goods, bags, and made-to-order travel trunks are Louis Vuitton's indisputable fields of expertise. Virgil Abloh made a range of eye-catching office and travel bags, and amongst them, the most desirable ones were the triangle-shaped, tone-in-tone monogram handbags for men. They add a contemporary, of-the-moment feel to Vuitton's artisanal heritage and confirm that – contrary to widely held misconceptions that craftsmanship is dying out – artisanal pieces are here to stay, and still a significant part of today's luxury business.


VALENTINO'S TINY LEATHER GOODS



Valentino Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show in Paris. Photo by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION.


In recent seasons, fashion designers have been obsessed with defying regular proportions by creating either supersized or tiny leather bags. The latter is an attempt to make accessories and leather handier than ever before, almost like a piece of body jewelry; one that evokes a certain sense of freedom. Pierpaolo Piccioli did his very own version of the new trendy it-bag by offering a range of handy wallets and cell phone purses worn like cross-body bags. The camouflage-patterned one was particularly desirable.


ANGUS CHIANG'S MELTED-CD-EARRINGS



Angus Chiang Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show in Paris. Photos by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION.


While CD-inspired earrings are nothing new, Angus Chiang's melted version of the CD-earring accessories had something intriguing about them and was reminiscent of Dali's melting clocks, symbols of the passing of time. By bringing back the CD, as outdated as it might be, Angus Chiang made a nostalgic statement and reminded us of the emotional collector-value it had in the pre-digital age. One that still should be cherished today, according to the designer himself. 


KIDILL'S WTF-NECKLACES



KIDILL Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show in Paris. Photo by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION.


What are these neckpieces about? Voodoo-dolls, Master Yoda, and polka-dotted eggs? We still have a hard time figuring out what precisely these necklaces are crafted with. All we know is that these pendant creations, designed by KIDILL's Hiroaki Sueyasu, were the perfect finishing touch to the brand's outlandish and punk-flavored men's outfits. To further emphasize the cool oddity of these pendants, Sueyasu added girly-girly bow adornments and shiny pearl necklaces to hold them. 


FACETASM'S FENCING CAPS



Facetasm Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show in Paris. Photos by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION.


Why choose between either one or the other when you can have both headpieces in one, boundary-pushing design? Ever the rule breaker, Facetasm's Hiromichi Ochiai fused a baseball cap and fencing mask into one, cool accessory. Upon closer look, the mask could also be interpreted as the shortened back-part of a baseball cap, but Ochiai has left us with plenty of ways to interpret his quirky accessory. In one way or another, it made for an outlandish finishing touch on his experimental men's and women's looks. 


VETEMENTS' HOPE DIAMOND 



VETEMENTS Spring/Summer 2020 show in Paris. Photos by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION.

As per usual, VETEMENTS was full of pop-culture and normcore flavored references and accessories, and this necklace, in particular, made our hearts beat faster. It is quite discreet (which is not really an adjective usually used when describing VETEMENTS), but if you look closer, you'll see a replica of 'The Heart of the Ocean’ – the fictional heart-shaped blue diamond necklace featured prominently in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic and worn by Kate Winslet during her steamy hot scene with Leonardo Dicaprio. This fantastic piece of movie culture was inspired by the actual $250 million 'Hope Diamond.' Speaking of the 1990s, the fabulous 'I love Paris Hilton' tee sported by the model in this picture causes a severe case of nostalgia. The type of nostalgia whose symptoms include binge-watching all seasons of 'The Simple Life.’


SHARE
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
SIMILAR ARTICLES
K-Beauty’s Strong Momentum
By NOWFASHION
According to an industry report by Allied Market Research published last week, the global...
By NOWFASHION
According to an industry report by Allied Market Research published last week, the global K-beauty (Korean beauty) products industry generated $9.3 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $21.8 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 11.3% from 2019 to 2026.The...
According to an industry report by Allied Market Research published last week, the global K-beauty (Korean beauty) products industry generated $9.3 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $21.8 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 11.3% from 2019 to 2026.The exponentially growing high demand for Korean beauty products is driven by a demand for organic personal...
Shop Till You Digitally Drop
By NOWFASHION
‘Tis the season to be (online) shopping: the upcoming holiday season is responsible for as much...
By NOWFASHION
‘Tis the season to be (online) shopping: the upcoming holiday season is responsible for as much as 30 percent of a retailer’s sales for the year, and, according to official data published by McKinsey & Co., this percentage is likely to rise.A recent retail report published by the company shows...
‘Tis the season to be (online) shopping: the upcoming holiday season is responsible for as much as 30 percent of a retailer’s sales for the year, and, according to official data published by McKinsey & Co., this percentage is likely to rise.A recent retail report published by the company shows almost a third of shoppers are expected to spend more this year than last – with digital-savvy...
No Lonely Hearts on Alibaba's Singles' Day
By Sofia Celeste
A day that will never be forgotten, 11/11, which also marks the November 11th armistice that...
By Sofia Celeste
A day that will never be forgotten, 11/11, which also marks the November 11th armistice that ended World War I, is also now known in China as the biggest retail of the year, if not the world. It’s basically China’s Black Friday just more massive, like “crazy, rich, Asian”-style massive. For...
A day that will never be forgotten, 11/11, which also marks the November 11th armistice that ended World War I, is also now known in China as the biggest retail of the year, if not the world. It’s basically China’s Black Friday just more massive, like “crazy, rich, Asian”-style massive. For starters, the bonanza kicked off festivities with a Taylor Swift concert and generates some serious coin...
Lindbergh Film Debuts
By NOWFASHION
“Naomi, I love you from head to toe – now get the fuck down here. I need two more shots,” Peter...
By NOWFASHION
By NOWFASHION
“Naomi, I love you from head to toe – now get the fuck down here. I need two more shots,” Peter Lindbergh once shouted candidly at Naomi Campbell, before jumping into a pool beside her during a photo shoot, to help ease her fear of the water.The late-photographer who died earlier this year was...
“Naomi, I love you from head to toe – now get the fuck down here. I need two more shots,” Peter Lindbergh once shouted candidly at Naomi Campbell, before jumping into a pool beside her during a photo shoot, to help ease her fear of the water.The late-photographer who died earlier this year was probably one of the only people who was allowed to joke with the supermodel that way.“I was terrible....
The Power of Second-Hand Clothing
By Elisabeta Tudor
Is resale the new retail? The answer is yes: according to ThredUp’s 2019 resale report, the...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Is resale the new retail? The answer is yes: according to ThredUp’s 2019 resale report, the second-hand apparel market is growing 21x faster than the primary market, making it an interesting business for brands to invest in. The numbers are promising: by 2028, the used-fashion market is set to...
Is resale the new retail? The answer is yes: according to ThredUp’s 2019 resale report, the second-hand apparel market is growing 21x faster than the primary market, making it an interesting business for brands to invest in. The numbers are promising: by 2028, the used-fashion market is set to skyrocket in value to $64 billion, while fast-fashion will only reach $44 billion. ThredUp’s...
An Autumn of Collabs
By NOWFASHION
Adidas is blending its trio of sporty stripes with the knotted Prada ropes. The collaboration of...
By NOWFASHION
By NOWFASHION
Adidas is blending its trio of sporty stripes with the knotted Prada ropes. The collaboration of the season, Prada, Adidas, and Adidas Original made it official Thursday, announcing “#Pradaforadidas @adidas @adidasoriginals. Coming soon," with a simple captioned photo on...
Adidas is blending its trio of sporty stripes with the knotted Prada ropes. The collaboration of the season, Prada, Adidas, and Adidas Original made it official Thursday, announcing “#Pradaforadidas @adidas @adidasoriginals. Coming soon," with a simple captioned photo on Instagram.PY_LEAKS by PY_RATES originally leaked the news, saying that the sneakers will be called “adidas Prada...
Chanel: Creating an Empire
By Sofia Celeste
As speculation continues to swirl that luxury goods maker Chanel is pondering an IPO or a merger...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
As speculation continues to swirl that luxury goods maker Chanel is pondering an IPO or a merger with one of its larger peers (a rumour that the house has continuously denied), it is expanding at an accelerated rate into new territories.Over the last two years, Chanel has also gone on a buying...
As speculation continues to swirl that luxury goods maker Chanel is pondering an IPO or a merger with one of its larger peers (a rumour that the house has continuously denied), it is expanding at an accelerated rate into new territories.Over the last two years, Chanel has also gone on a buying spree, expanding its portfolio outside its fashion & accessories, eyewear, fragrance, skincare,...
Exploring Gender through Identity and Migration
By NOWFASHION
Until November 10th, the Paris-based contemporary art space La Galerie will host the +50...
By NOWFASHION
Until November 10th, the Paris-based contemporary art space La Galerie will host the +50 EXHIBITION, a group exhibition dedicated to exploring the concepts of migration and identity and their place in our society by addressing and questioning the subject of gender and sexual identity.Curated by...
Until November 10th, the Paris-based contemporary art space La Galerie will host the +50 EXHIBITION, a group exhibition dedicated to exploring the concepts of migration and identity and their place in our society by addressing and questioning the subject of gender and sexual identity.Curated by Mehdi Dakhli, founder of traveling gallery Contempo, the exhibit reflects on the 50th anniversary of...