Below: Givenchy SS2011 Womens Accessories and Bags are as appealing as any other season from the fashion forward brand... Love the details and the unusual shapes for their bags... such as this range with clever use of zippers as a key detailing...(Top: Antigona Duffel, Below: Elme Tote)
Below: Leopard prints continues to charm the fashion crowds... love the Nightingale with the gradation print from back to colour...
Below: A refreshing change for this SS2011 season, Givenchy introduces colour for their bags and shoes, no longer restricted to the goth and dark colour palette:-P
Below: Glamourous clutches for any evening parties! Love the one in Gold leather... the transparent acrylic buckle contrasted with metal is fabulous!
Givenchy Spring Summer 2011 Womens Bags, Shoes And Accessories
If you think Givenchy is always goth and dark, think twice for this Spring Summer 2011 season. The women's accessories seem to have catch on some of that colour fever for this season, with a few of the classic bags, such as Nightingale and Antigona being offered in bright lime green and turquoise.
That said, most of the designs in this new collection still retain a strong goth chic and glamour factor. Especially noteworthy are the use of abundant leopard prints from bags, shoes to bracelets and belts. Feline appeal is in! I love those leopard printed textures in haircalf and some even directly on the leather. There is a new tote design in the collection, called the Elme, with contrast paneling, of exotic skin/calf textures against smooth calf or patent leather. The shape of the Elme is structured and clean, with a handy shoulder strap to help share some weight onto shoulders if necessary. Details are very important in Givenchy;s collections, they often have the most original hardware design, which I adore and pay attention to (Love Antigona's huge triangular chunky studs and the triangular hook on the shoulder flap bag, which is most interesting! Check my facebook fan page for pic of this shoulder bag). It's what makes their bags so appealing.
If I am to pick my most favourite of this collection, it has to be the bags and shoes which cleverly utilise zippers as a key design element. From front panel stripe on Antigona and Elme bags (and clutches too!), to straps on heels, it is a fresh interpretation on creative use of zippers. Love!
Givenchy can never disappoint. This is yet another proof why their bags are always top on my hot picks.
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