Once relegated to a showroom shelf, accessories came to life for fall in a myriad of elaborate presentations. Handbags at Sang A became art in a creative gallery installation; elaborate jewelry was delivered on dressed-up ballet dancers at Erickson Beamon, while a shaded string orchestra looked cool at Illesteva. Still, some designers let the accoutrements speak for themselves, turning out quite a few stunners for the new season.
This story first appeared in the February 22, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.