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Accessory of the Day: London, Spring 2016

WWD checks out hundreds of accessories presented each day on runways and in showrooms and picks the top looks for spring.

Peter Pilotto debuted its first shoe collection at the spring show, and what an outing it was. The inspiration this season came from a wooden intarsia technique used for furniture.

“Then we decided to translate this into leather, and we found and developed a very similar technique by mixing different colors of suede and leather. The inlays create a very graphic 3-D rich effect which we’re very excited about,” said Christopher de Vos, who designs the alongside Peter Pilotto.

From fragrance bottles to scarves and ponchos, monogramming has proven a goldmine for Burberry. It’s no surprise the company has introduced a new product that’s crying out to be personalized. The Rucksack, in gabardine-constructed nylon, made its debut on the Burberry catwalk, bearing models’ initials on the flap.

Paul Smith’s offerings have been appealing to artsy, creative types, and the subtle ombré detail on the gusset of this tote is the kind of understated detail his gals will love.

Simone Rocha is revisiting a classic. As any Eighties alternative kid knows, pilfered chandelier crystals make great earrings — as Rocha showed for spring.

J.W. Anderson is having twice the fun with bags. Layering two messenger-style carriers across the chest lends an armored effect that says, “I mean business.”

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