For the past couple seasons Céline has strayed from its conceptual runway bag ways in order to show off something a little more shopper-friendly, but in fashion, one a pendulum swings in one direction, the only guarantee is that it’s sure to eventually swing back. For Fall 2017, Céline returned to conceptual form with a series of oversized, bare-bones bucket bags, but there were a few treats for the more traditionally minded as well.
I can’t guarantee it, of course, but it almost feels like Céline’s accessories designers sat down with their sketchpads and asked themselves, “What’s a bag, in its simplest functional form?” The answer to that potential question was collapsable-looking felt and leather buckets with wide webbed straps–no hardware, no adornment, just form. I found myself very interested in looking at and inspecting the thought that went into these pieces, but they’re likely a nonstarter for regular shoppers looking to stock regular wardrobes.
Luckily, there were also a couple runway bags that fit that need, especially among people who want to carry a lot–extra large totes (which, on Céline’s runway, included a revival of the Ring Bag) are becoming an inescapable trend, just like we thought they might. Check out all the runway bags below.
[Photos via Vogue Runway]