Last week’s New York Fashion week demonstrated two contrasting reactions to the recession in the designer collections for Fall 2009. Many designers were criticized for playing it safe, with a huge return to classic black, while others went all out to bring color and cheer into the gloomy economy with bright neon colors or rich jewel shades.
MIPEL: THE BagsShow – The best shop window for producers and sellers of Made in Italy leather products
Next month, from March the 4th to March the 7th, Milan will host the 95th Edition of Mipel, the world-famous bi-annual appointment for both producers and buyers of genuine luxury leather
A photographic exhibition, by the world famous Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani has been set up in New York on products made of vegetable tanned leather, according to the old traditional workmanship promoted by leather manufacturers from Tuscany!
It wasn’t very long ago that men were expected to keep everything they needed in their pockets. Keys, wallet, phone: all would have to find a home in a jacket or trouser pocket. The only permitted accessory for work was a uniform briefcase or attaché case, boxy, boring and black or brown. For casual carting around of equipment a sports bag with a sporting logo showed its manly purpose with no style achieved or intended.
Yet in 2009 it now seems that men have almost as much choice as women when it comes to bags: messenger bags, tote bags and there were even some men’s clutches shown on the catwalk by top designers for autumn/winter 2009/2010.