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A fashionista's dream book, complete with faux crocodile boards, black eps and exquisite photographs showcasing 30 of the most exciting accessories designers and brands from around the world, from the classic to the cutting edge.
In the huge and ever growing accessories market, handbags have evolved into unique design piecesstatus symbols that many aspire to own. In the last ten years the trend for "it" bags, first initiated by Herms in the 1950s with the Kelly bag, has taken off, making the luxury goods market extremely lucrative. Certain bag styles have achieved iconic status and are copied the world over, each with its own instantly recognizable name.Featuring handbags from well-known fashion designers as well as up-and-coming new talent, this book showcases the most exciting and innovative handbag designers from across the globe, including Chanel, Philip Lim, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, and Marc Jacobs. Bag is beautifully illustrated with specially-commissioned photographs, alongside original sketches and moodboards, to reflect the rich and diverse range of bag design. Seeking to understand the creative processes behind these covetable handbags, the book also includes an informed and considered commentary on the style and technique of each designer and brand featured.