While it’s always been popular, the clutch is going especially strong for fall.
Perhaps that’s because, whether for day or night, the oft-demure bag always exudes ease and chic — despite the firm grasp required to carry it. The latest incarnation comes in a slew of interest-grabbing styles. Charlotte Olympia’s pre-fall robot theme expanded into a space theme for fall: Her evening style features a rocket ship with a Fifties vibe. Narciso Rodriguez had something of a Space Age vision too, realized in a metallic, patent-leather envelope. Anya Hindmarch’s Eighties homage also touched upon space, or at least a video-game version thereof: She showed a starburst-patterned leather clutch dotted with a central Lego blocklike clasp that seemed reminiscent of Pac-Man.