Anya Hindmarch set out to conjure “a world of cold” for this glamorous collection with a fairy-tale feel. For the past few seasons, the designer has been enhancing her collection of colorful leather bags with outerwear and piles of lush fur. This season her coats, chunky Fair Isle sweaters and furry white hats were an ode both to mountain life and to traditional leather craft techniques thanks to wisps of silky shearling and embellishments in the shape of hearts and butterflies.
Models cocooned in fur and fabric climbed around a set that had been transformed into an abstract mountain, showing off coats with cutout shoulders and fur stoles in eye-catching shades of aqua, burgundy, egg yolk yellow and emerald. Other toppers were decorated with colored leather cutouts, or had shimmery jewel-like embellishments fixed to the lapels, epaulets and cuffs.
There was shearling everywhere, from slides — some of which had googly eyes or happy faces — to sandals and clogs. Handbag straps were edged or covered in fur, while the leather cutouts made their way onto bags, handles and straps. New bag styles included a modular stack bag for women who can’t resist compartmentalizing their lives, and a bucket style with hand-woven leather straps.
The latter will be part of Hindmarch’s new Build A Bag concept, which she plans to launch in May.