Mixed media, yes — but crunchy, definitely not. For spring, designers used a variety of means to splice, patch together and apply materials for accessories that range from the pretty and feminine to tribal with an edge.
This story first appeared in the December 21, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
Clockwise, from far left: MCM’s python and leather bag. Glory Chens calfskin, canvas and wood shoe. Miriam Haskell’s gold- and silver-plated metal, glass and citrine necklace. Meredith Wendell’s leather, brass and glass clutch. Nancy Gonzalez’ whipsnake, crocodile and straw bag. Yestadt Millinery’s straw, vintage ostrich plume and mesh hat. Calvin Klein Collection’s metal and rope shoe. Monique Peán’s fossilized woolly mammoth, recycled 18-karat yellow gold, chrysoprase and aquamarine necklace. Dannijo’s vintage coral, turquoise, shell and Crystalized-Swarovski Elements necklace. Whiting & Davis’ brass and lambskin bag (behind, Dannijo necklace). Longchamp’s cotton canvas, calfskin and plastic bag. Bobae’s patent leather, lamb suede, Swarovski crystal and brass necklace. Iosselliani’s sterling silver, brass and Swarovski crystal necklace. Diesel Black Gold’s leather and cotton shoe. Alexis Bittar’s wood and gold-plated earrings. Rachel Leigh’s 14-karat antique gold-plated metal and grosgrain ribbon cuff. Diane von Furstenberg’s barkfish and leather bag. Austrian crystal and ostrich minaudière from Suneet Varma for Judith Leiber. Diego Dolcini’s patent leather, suede, lame, wood and Lucite shoe. A La Tete’s straw, feather and pyrite cocktail hat. Sang A’s leather and wool bag.