NEW YORK — Sleek, sexy and full of shine, patent leather is the material of choice for accessories designers this fall. Shoes, bags and belts look racy in eye-popping shades with a reflective sheen. Here, a leather and patent shoe from Kenneth Cole New York and Melanie Dizon Pochette’s patent bag with an 18-karat gold-plated bangle. For more, see pages 4 and 5.

This story first appeared in the May 19, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.