More is more. That’s the mantra behind this S/S ’18 edition of our Accessories Issue, because it’s what brands seem to be going by when it comes to bags, shoes and jewellery now. It’s not just the sheer number of styles being produced and sold, giving millennial customers what they want most: options. Designers’ imaginations have gone into overdrive, resulting in never-before-seen – at times offbeat – pieces that cut through and stand out amid today’s sensorial overload. Some are clever; some less so but still fascinating. All are necessary for making it in the social media-influenced fashion jungle. To start off: the items across the next six pages that’ll make you go, “Is that a…?”
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Children’s novelty trinket or some truly girlie jewellery?
(Top row, from left) Leather bag charm, $220, Coach. Metal brooch with crystals, $349 for a set of three, Swarovski. Metal knuckleduster with crystals, Dior. (Middle row, from left) First and second item: Metal brooches with crystals, $349 for a set of three, Swarovski. Plex earrings, Prada. Metal necklace with enamel, $770, Dior. (Bottom row, from left) Plex earrings, Prada. Metal ring with glass, $520, Dior. All flowers, stylist’s own
New poker kit or some ace sunnies?
(From left) Nappa leather and PU clutch, $830, Moschino. Acetate sunglasses, Dolce & Gabbana. Metal necklace with crystals, $599, Swarovski
Fuzzy ﬂoor mat or Muppet-looking tote?
Suede babouche slippers with crystals, and leather and rubber slides with crystals, Roger Vivier. Wool and leather tote, $1,230, Anya Hindmarch
Garden-inspired stuffed toy or too-cute mini bag/charm?
(Far left) Natural Bunny shearling and leather cross-body bag, $2,530, and (far right) Salmon Mini calfskin cross-body bag, $2,310, Loewe. (Second from left) Lambskin and bamboo bucket bag, Miu Miu. Acetate and felt sunglasses, Prada. (On plate) Bubble fur key ring, $390, Golosa calfskin coin cases, $185 each, and matching cross-body bag, $355, Furla. Prices unavailable unless stated