Friday, June 17, 2011

Strap Snapped? Emulate Mr. Posen.

Z Spoke Spring/Summer 2011 Handbag

I love it when a designer takes a practical idea and turns it into high-fashion. Z Spoke by Zac Posen’s spring/summer handbag collection features scarf-like handles and detailing that inspire a number of utilitarian adaptations. If your beloved bag has a frayed strap, fasten a leather tie belt or scarf to the hardware. Convert a clutch into a shoulder bag or transform a bargain bag into a focal piece. Voila.

Be intentional with the length, color and texture of the strap. Twist the material before tying the finishing knots to add dimension.