The Taiwanese fashion designer Alexander Wang likes his designs to be noticed, and he has certainly managed to make an impression with the spring collection for 2011. The theme this season is straps; a lot of them. If you don’t like your handbags to be covered with extra bits then you will want to steer well clear of this collection; they are everywhere. Some might claim that all these straps make the bag look a bit messy, but there is no doubt that they are funky. When you also consider that this designer handbag cost around $1,000, there is good reason to expect these Alexander Wang creations to be a huge success.

So what is it with all the straps? Well, it seems that Alexander Wang feels that we just don’t have enough of these in our life and he is trying to rectify this. It appears, unless I’m missing something, that over ninety percent of the straps on this bag serve no practical purpose... On the other hand, there is no doubt that this strappy design gives the bags a unique look. The only thing that would worry me is that all those straps are going to tangle.

I think this strappy collection of bags is going to divide fans into those who adore them and those that just don’t get it or care. I’m somewhere in the middle; this is a bag that I could see my self wearing now and then, but I wonder if the bag would just start to look a bit ragged, or if my cleaner's would clean...

Alexander Wang Handbags




NWT Alexander Wang Small Diego Bucket Bag With Rose Gold Hardware MSRP 87500
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