Never one to shy away from design talent, Yves Saint Laurent have superseded themselves this season. The Palace 105 hair pump shoe is as exuberant as the name suggests. Crafted from luxury dolphin grey suede, and shaped into the most elegant of designs, this is one to put at the top of your shopping list for autumn winter.
Balenciaga are renowned for their iconic bags. There’s the classic I-can-hold-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink City bag, and the eternally popular Twiggy design seen on the likes of Nicole Richie and Sarah Jessica Parker, but for 2010 it’s the über-cool shopper bag that’s got everyone talking. Made of soft plush peppermint leather, this delectable holdall hits the spot for stylish autumn dressing.
With novel twists on jewellery design occurring each season, it’s no surprise to find the cocktail ring still the top of the agenda. With designs ranging from the ubiquitous flower to the solid gemstone, a personal favourite right now is Amedeo by M+M Scognamiglio. Set in the finest 18 carat gold, this historic looking knockout ring features a viridian coloured band and hand carved cornelian shell. The Victoriana design is reminiscent of an era when fashion was pioneered by the greats; Christian Lacroix, Coco Chanel and Hubert de Givenchy, and will shake up any irksome looking outfits this season.
If you thought designers were on to a winner with the duffel bag, you could be amazed by the sheer practicality and ingenious design of the new bucket bag. Seen on the catwalks of Alexander Wang, Gucci and Max Mara, this Mary Poppins-esque statement piece is as luxurious as a fur sheath on a cold winter’s night. Stella McCartney has come up trumps with her cotton version in oatmeal and oyster mushroom. Team with just about anything for effortlessly casual panache this autumn winter.
Article by Jodie Hart
Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk looks from www.ysl.com
Stella McCartney bucket bag www.stellamccartney.com
Yves Saint Laurent Palace 105 hair pump shoe www.ysl.com
Amedeo by M+M Scognamiglio ring
Balenciaga Classic Shopper bag www.balenciaga.com