Aug 15, 2014 03:35
by Rachel Sutton
Comical, fantastic daydreams are no longer reserved for musical cartoons. Visually interesting, this summer’s It bag — from luxury to accessible contemporary — brings surrealist fashion to the forefront. While Moschino dabbles in American pop culture, Anya Hindmarch teams high-end designs with supermarket branding and Charlotte Olympia gets creative with vintage records.
So, exactly what makes for a comical It purse? Most important, is the bag’s shape. With this trend, designers have showcased various levels of experimentation in terms of silhouette. Irreverent approaches to clutches, backpacks and shoulder purses dominate the style, which at first glance might appear kitsch and unpractical. However, teamed with understated dress choices, these incredible statement bags are as stylish as they are amusing.
Inspired by animals (obviously), this oversized panda backpack celebrates vivacity, art and color.
With everyday household items as the focal inspiration for these pieces, here we see the designer peeping the Kellogg’s cockerel across a white, leather tote.
This Record Perspex clutch features engraved detailing with a spinning ’60s charm.
DOLCE & GABBANA
Straight out of a fairy tale, this handheld bag is over-embellished in the best possible way.
So cute, right? Looking to Asia for inspiration, the brand captures a refreshing quirkiness with this lightweight Tokyo Cat purse.
Known for exclusivity and artistic inspiration, the comic It bag trend definitely fares well with Ines Figaredo.
Monochrome lego bricks (amazing) are built into this acrylic black clutch complete with a gold-plated magnetic clasp.
Jeremy Scott took a clear stance towards American iconography from McDonalds French Fry purses to various SpongeBob styles.
Materialized based on the 1880 Swiss novel by Johanna Spyril, this limited edition clutch is all about the adventures of Heidi.
From the square clutch to the circle clutch, this Eggzy design — released within the brand’s higher price point — features a bold eye motif on both sides. A great pop art piece for your handbag hanger, no?
Never before would a sardine-inspired anything be considered sexy. That is of course, until now.
This petite cross-body purse deigns caviar beading, tasseled zips and girlish charismas.
A unique and fashionable take on the bodega bag that’s clever and functional — and in leather!
Both a designer and art collector, Ernesto Esposito — who owns one of the most renowned contemporary art collections in the world — plays with patchwork to create this circle handbag.
A great take on the paper bag! We’ve seen the brown paper bag escorted into fashion staples, but now we’re seeing pops of wonderful, playful color.
Blablabla… Formed in the shape of a bubble quote, this clutch captures a spirited attitude in a retro black and white color combination.