Future State: The Shape of Things to Come

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Accessories are a bit like Monet's water lilies: The details can be impressive, but to gauge the total picture, you have to step back for a broader view.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL ARTICLES IN WWD ACCESSORIES

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Bottega Veneta amethyst, tigereye, onyx and sterling silver clutch with snakeskin knot.

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Editor’s Letter: Gaining Perspective

Accessories are a bit like Monet’s waterlilies: The details can be impressive, but togauge the total picture, you have to stepback for a broader view.

clock August 4, 2008Roxanne Robinson

Y-3

Footwear

About Face

When it comes to his Y-3 collaboration with Adidas, Yohji Yamamoto…

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Cartier brass

Handbags

Bespoken For

If you?re paying a premium for luxury, you should get exactly what you want, according to Cartier brass.

clock August 4, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Dori Csengeri has crafted intricate necklaces of lacelike cotton cord, some inset with cabochons and crystal beads.

Jewelry

Braid New World

Designers have dipped into the centuries-old art of passementerie for flourish this season…

clock August 4, 2008Sarah Haight

Liz Carey

Handbags

Carey All

?Handbag designer? just might be the only job Liz Carey writes in ink on her r?sum?.

clock August 4, 2008Rachel Brown

Chanel's carousel necklace.

Jewelry

Child’s Play

Childhood musings have worked their way into fall accessories…

clock August 4, 2008Jessica Iredale

Leather Goods

Executive Suite

Bottega Veneta is bringing its distinctive take on luxury to the corporate life.

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Watchmaker Girard-Perregaux recently hand-delivered a $625,000 watch to a client?in a box that cost $10,000 to create.

Jewelry

Goodbye to Gift Wrap

The economy may be ailing, but the rich are still, well, rich…

clock August 4, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Katey Brunini

Jewelry

Haute and Sweaty

Inspired by the spirit animals that figure prominently in the temezcal?s purification ceremony, K. Brunini founder Katey Brunini created…

clock August 4, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Stuart Weitzman and Stefani Greenfield.

Footwear

He Said, She Said

Stefani Greenfield, owner of Scoop boutiques, and footwear superstar Stuart Weitzman.

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Albertus Swanepoel

Hats, Gloves and More

Heads Up

The old hat is new again, thanks to a handful of talented milliners.

clock August 4, 2008Sarah Haight

Christian Tse Prismatic timepiece collection.

Watches

Wow’s The Time

The appeal of a watch completely encrusted in gems is obvious?but a face full of gems leaves little room to tell time.

clock August 4, 2008Jessica Iredale

Ren? Caovilla shoes rendered in silk satin and embellished with Swarovski crystals.

Footwear

Master Class

Italian footwear maestro Ren? Caovilla?famous for his decadent crystalstudded heels?collaborated with Valentino from 1975 to 1990.

clock August 4, 2008Luisa Zargani

Gucci?s ocean blue croc tote is perfectly roomy and practical?and also quite slickly posh.

Handbags

Unisex and the City

The man bag has been snubbed and scorned, the object of ample derision?hello, Seinfeld?

clock August 4, 2008Venessa Lau

Echo scarves, Toms Shoes canvas slip-ons Smythson note cards,  Alexis Hudson and Greg Miller fabric tote.

Accessory Trends

Patriot Act

When it comes to politics, style points definitely matter, so it?s not surprising that accessories houses are getting into the campaign spirit.

clock July 31, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Calleen Cordero and the mono-monikered Zubin, a pioneer of tie-dye in the Sixties, are hashing out a line of groovy shoes, bags, belts and hair accessories this fall.

Footwear

Protest Pump

Calleen Cordero and the mono-monikered Zubin are hashing out a line of groovy shoes, bags, belts and hair accessories this fall.

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Brian Atwood shoes.

Footwear

Two-Timers

These top shoe designers create collections for fashion’s biggest labels as well as their own lines.

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Pierre Hardy Milos, Greece

Footwear

Footloose & Fancy Free

Footwear?s finest talk about where they go to decompress and find inspiration.

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Giuseppe Zanotti shoe

Footwear

Track Record

Everyone knows fashion and music have been rocking together for a while, but for Giuseppe Zanotti, that relationship is a lifelong love affair.

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From top: Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani wood, jade and cotton necklace; Dries Van Noten necklace with assorted bangles on sterling silver, $875.

Jewelry

Dramatic Arts

Fall is nothing if not rich with intrigue and possibility.

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Alexander Wang

Handbags

Second Act

The next generation of innovative handbag firms might have started in ready-to-wear, but now labels are moving at full speed into the accessories world.

clock August 4, 2008Caroline Tell

Loeffler Randall?s Matilde boots.

Footwear

Puddle Jumpers

Designers are offering a range of greatlooking boots in ready-for-rain rubber.

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John Galliano's and Chloe's secondary leather goods lines.

Handbags

This Just In: John Galliano

John Galliano is among the latest brands to have sprouted secondary leather goods lines.

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Designers Eileen Shields and Maria Cornejo new line of footwear.

Footwear

This Just In: Maria Cornejo

Designers Eileen Shields and Maria Cornejo have combined creative talents to present a new line of footwear for fall.

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Jerome Dreyfuss new 400-square-foot Saint-Germain shop.

Handbags

This Just In: Jerome Dreyfuss

Jerome Dreyfuss, creator of decidedly functional bags, clearly had fitness in mind…

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Charlotte Dellal red platform shoe.

Footwear

This Just In: Charlotte Dellal

Charlotte Dellal wants to paint the town red.

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Sakroots, a new collection celebrating The Sak?s most famous crocheted shapes from the Nineties, includes totes and hobos in colors such as wine and navy.

Handbags

This Just In…Sakroots

Sakroots, a new collection celebrating The Sak’s most famous crocheted shapes from the Nineties…

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A Jamin Puech beaded and ruched handbag.

Handbags

This Just In: Jamin Puech

Paris-based Jamin Puech, known best for its beaded and ruched handbags…

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Orianne Collins's first-ever jewelry line for watchmaker Bedat & Co.

Jewelry

This Just In: Orianne Collins

Orianne Collins has designed the first-ever jewelry line for watchmaker Bedat & Co.

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Cesare Paciotti?s new foldable flats are fit to be tied?or folded, at the very least. The suede shoes, each adorned with faux gems, have a split sole for added flexibility and comfort.

Footwear

This Just In…Cesare Paciotti

Cesare Paciotti’s new foldable flats are fit to be tied- or folded, at the very least.

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Mulberry has added several new products to its sought-after range: a line of sunglasses made in collaboration with Cutler & Gross, as well as suede pumps and high-heeled riding boots designed by Jonathan Kelsey.

Footwear

This Just In…Mulberry

Mulberry has added several new products to its sought-after range…

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London?s Orla Kiely has brought the playful patterns and colorful brights of her fashion lines to the world of stationery. Her nature-inspired journals and note cards feature florals, trees and Kiely?s hallmark stem motifs.

Leather Goods

This Just In…Orla Kiely

London’s Orla Kiely has brought the playful patterns and colorful brights of her fashion lines to the world of stationery

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Swedish label Acne, known for edgy, clean-cut jeans, is finally making its hard-to-find shoes available to Americans: The brand will unveil styles ranging from exaggerated platforms to block heels at its first U.S. store.

Footwear

This Just In…Acne

Swedish label Acne, known for edgy, clean-cut jeans, is finally making its hard-to-find shoes available to Americans…

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Solar-powered bag C'N'C Costume National.

Handbags

This Just In: C’N’C Costume National

There’s a new way to recharge portable electronics on the go.

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Put the whole world in your hands with Matina Amanita?s 10-piece cocktail ring collection, which re-creates in miniature global architectural wonders such as the Taj Mahal and the Chrysler Building.

Jewelry

This Just In…Matina Amanita

Put the whole world in your hands with Matina Amanita’s 10-piece cocktail ring collection…

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French watch wizard Richard Mille has conceived a spectacular homage to Boucheron to celebrate the Paris jeweler?s 150th anniversary. The collection is limited to a run of 30 pieces and features movements made from gemstones.

Watches

This Just In…Richard Mille

French watch wizard Richard Mille has conceived a spectacular homage to Boucheron…

clock August 4, 2008WWD Staff

Badgley Mischka and shoe designer Claudia Ciuti are launching a 
collection of bejeweled stilettos and metallic booties.

Footwear

This Just In: Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka and shoe designer Claudia Ciuti are launching a collection of bejeweled stilettos and metallic booties.

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