During the Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week shows back in September, the handbags and clutches shown in collections by Monika Chiang, Charlotte Ronson, Rebecca Minkoff, Reem Acra and Walter Baker were large and oversized. But, that’s not all. The models did not carry them in a natural, expected way – such as by the handles, over the shoulder, or under the arm. Instead, the trend was to carry the bags from the bottom, as if carrying an overloaded Whole Foods grocery bag that may break if the bottom is not supported.
See below for a picture of Charlize Theron carrying groceries to get an idea of how to carry handbags for spring 2013 the “cool” way. See here to see how to carry an oversized bag from the bottom – as seen at New York Fashion Week. Even Givenchy’s Spring 2013 ad campaign shows Kate Moss gripping the large tote at the bottom.
Victoria Beckham, known for her large handbags, has been carrying her own line of large Victoria Beckham totes from the bottom – like Charlize’s grocery bag style – all week long, while she patiently waits for her NYFW show this Sunday, February 10, 2013.
Victoria Beckham runs around NYC in her pumps, a double breasted, gold button, oversized peacoat while carrying her Chanel bag as if it does not have a chain. This week, she also carries a bag from her Victoria Beckham collection bag in skinny jeans and Christian Louboutin boots.
Amidst Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week, celebrities are being spotted carrying all of their handbags – even smaller styles – grasped at the bottom. On Day 1 of Fashion Week, Olivia Palermo wears a green skirt, black fur vest, and black hard clutch with fringe that she carries at the bottom during La Perla’s presentation. On Day 2 (today) Olivia Palermo demonstrates this trend while wearing a fur vest and long, rust maxi skirt to the Susan Woo presentation.
She then moves to Lincoln Center for the Noon by Noor runway show. Palermo poses with Nigel Barker – her outfit is layered by a fur vest and accessorized with an Agnona, fur trim, chunky cardigan. After all it is snowing in New York!
Selita Banks also holds her classic, nude Chanel bag from the bottom at the Noon by Noor show with a geometric-print umbrella skirt, asymmetric leather jackets and Christian Louboutin Pigalle pointy pumps. See below for how celebrities are showing off their handbags as they go front row to the the shows.