Haute couture week has finally come to a close. Over the course of four days, the biggest names in fashion presented their new season of haute couture looks, each a work of art. Accompanying each outfit: the perfect accessories. On Balenciaga‘s runway, there was timeless elegance, as models donned simple, black sunglasses and gloves. On the other hand, the gem-encrusted looks of Georges Hobeika paired immaculately with equally bejewelled bags and headpieces.
Meanwhile, on the streets of Paris, France, show attendees were dressed to the nines. Emulating the styles of the maisons, we saw chunky, statement jewellery out and about prior to Schiaparelli’s fall/winter 2023 show. While ahead of Patou’s exuberant spring/summer 2024 show, guests toted an assortment of Patou bags. Amongst them, the Wicker bucket bag, Le Petit Patou and the new Biscuit Bag. And if there was one thing to learn from the street style set in the past week, it’s that no outfit is complete without a complementary accessory.
So, harness the power of accessorising and elevate your outfit with Vogue Singapore’s pick of our favourite accessories spotted on the streets. From bold, statement earrings to a playful splash of colour in the form of a hat or handbag, take your looks one step further with a simple addition.
Below, peruse Vogue Singapore’s selects of standout accessories donned by show attendees from haute couture season—alongside stylish recommendations from bags, hats, to sunglasses.
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A half-moon sling
This sling bag from the limited-edition Patou collection with artist Sita Abellan is colourful and versatile. Its unique touch lies in its gold-tone brass strap, accentuated with hanging charms.
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A vibrant twist on a simple design
A slouchy carryall is a practical, multi-functional accessory for a grocery run or a day out on the town. Put a colourful spin on the piece with an eye-catching shade of pink.
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A utility number
Practical with an edge, Miu Miu’s Nappa leather Pocket bag is durable, functional and—most importantly—stylish with its multiple pockets and glimmering gold hardware.
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A lunchbox bag
The lunchbox is seeing a revival in the fashion world. Once a clunky container for homemade meals, now a playful accessory to add a touch of whimsy to an outfit.
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Full-circle Barbiecore moment
There’s no escaping the colour pink this year. Hop on the Barbiecore trend with a bag that will make you stand out of the crowd.
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An avant-garde top-handle
A handbag doubles as a wearable piece of art, as proven by Schiaparelli’s black-and-gold Anatomy jewellery bag.
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A sporty polarising pair
This just in: sporty wraparound sunglasses aren’t just dads to wear on a sunny day. Go the extra mile and colour swatch it with your entire fit.
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Or keep it chunky
Commanding attention is a given with a pair of chunky sunglasses. Keep your eyes protected while staying fashionable with this trendy pair.
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A statement earring
Trade your small, plain studs for a pair of head-turning statement earrings. Schiaparelli’s dripping-gold designs are the way to go.
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Fuzzy bucket hat
A bucket hat is perfect for any season. In colder climes, a fuzzy variant is just what you need.