Below: Heed your 'highlands calling' this Fall Winter 2011... Tartans are here to invade your bags, shoes and other accessories!
Below: That Céline Tartan Cabas has my name on it! Love those Prada nylon totes too:-)
Highlands Calling: Tartan Patterns Are Invading Fall Winter 2011!
After browsing thru many lookbooks of Fall Winter 2011's accessories, one key pattern that dominated is tartan. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland, having clandestine origins where specific designs and colours are adopted by families and clans as a form of identification.
For Fall Winter 2011, designers have heeded their Highlands calling... sending an array of accessories from bags, shoes and small leather goods decorated with tartan patterns. Christian Louboutin added a touch of aristocratic clandestine charm to his infamous Rollerball Spikes and the new Roller Girl flats. Céline used a blue and green version on their highly popular luggage totes and leather cabas. Prada went all tartan crazy and splatter the pattern all over nylon totes, leather wallets and card cases.
Get ready your scotch whiskey and men in kilts... Tartans have arrived!
Source: Prada, Céline, Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Louboutin