Every season there is always a lot of buzz around fashion week. There are fashion week survival kits, fashion week tips and tricks in the beauty department, and even fashion week vitamins to take for stamina. Honestly, it’s all a bit much. I miss the days where not everyone had the same amount of access to the shows. Now any blogger can request a ticket and attend numerous designers shows. There used to be a mystique surrounding fashion week and not to sound snobby, but I miss that. They mayhem and almost circus-like atmosphere has watered down the fashion experience. Not to mention everyone wants to be photographed either at the shows or coming and going from the shows.
One thing I do enjoy about fashion week are all of the beautiful designer handbags. I absolutely adore the fashionistas who take risks. They get that fashion is about exploration and discovery. These are the bold faced names who don’t wear the same designer as everyone else. In fact they would rather wear a potato sack than be caught in a label the masses are wearing. They prefer to keep cool new designers between themselves as a sort of fashion secret. The more a designer is on the down low, the better for them. Nor would they carry the same handbag hanging from the arm of every blogger and street style star. These girls know that accessories are important and play a major impact on your whole look and overall style. They also shun logos. Outside a few shows I noticed a beautiful clutch tucked under the arms of three of my favorite fashion editors. They work at major fashion glossies and are surrounded by the best designers and labels in the world. I look to these fashion editors for inspiration. I’ve been known to copy some of their outfits; including handbags. But this clutch was different than any I had seen before. It was large and square without being too big and clumsy. The leather was a beautifully patterned snake skin. To tie it all together was a black leather flap with the chicest silver clasp.
For days I wondered about these clutch handbags and who made them. Then on Friday towards the end of fashion week I overhead two ladies in the tent. They were talking about the bags as well and I learned they come from the fashion house PLIA Designs. I also learned they are behind the chic satchel bags other fashionistas had been carrying all week. Finally I had a name. The search online was easy and I quickly bookmarked their website. Without a double, PLIA Designs were the best designer handbags at fashion week.