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AW17 Trend Spotlight: Tough Edge Accessories

AW17 Trend Spotlight: Tough Edge Accessories

Traditionally downplayed as a feminine and often colourful add-on to your outfit, the catwalk demonstrated a transformation of women’s and men’s accessories into a statement outfit-maker with brands such as Michael Kors & Dior showcasing strong, practical, winter-ready statement bags for AW17. Using durable, textured leather fabrications, tough metal hardware, and chunky, robust detailing, several brands are offering their take on toughened up bags and accessories this season for everyone from the rock chick to younger fashionistas seeking an edgy finish to their look.

The Hut’s style editors have sifted through our latest arrivals to cherry-pick our selection of the best “Tough Edge” accessories to own for Autumn/Winter 2017.

  1. Fiorelli Women's Anouk Small Backpack with Chain - Black
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    Fiorelli Women's Anouk Small Backpack with Chain - Black

    Fiorelli reimagines the classic backpack with utilitarian details including slimline leather straps, a concealed zip pocket and the statement chunky chain grab handle.

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  2. Karl Lagerfeld K/Chain Mini Handbag - Black
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    Karl Lagerfeld K/Chain Mini Handbag - Black

    Skilfully balancing clean, understated elegance with edgy, industrial detailing, this season’s K/Chain handbag epitomises the genius of Karl Lagerfeld‘s unique aesthetic. The industrial-feel chain strap is offset with more delicate detailing including embossed Karl branding to the back and engraved to the button.

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  3. Fiorelli Women's Barbican Small Flapover Tote Bag - Black Casual Mix
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    Fiorelli Women's Barbican Small Flapover Tote Bag - Black Casual Mix

    An unstructured silhouette, contrastingly textured construction and unbrazen metallic detailing give Fiorelli‘s ‘Barbican’ tote a robust, rebellious feel while retaining the brand’s simple elegance. A multi-compartmental interior also alludes to the practical nature of the tough edge trend.

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  4. Guess Women's Bradyn Backpack - Black
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    Guess Women's Bradyn Backpack - Black

    Another new interpretation of the classic backpack sees Guess fully embrace metallic embellishing, reinventing its iconic triangular branding in silver-tone studs. Two double-zipped compartments and a monogram-lined interior deliver all the practicality you’d expect from a backpack.

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  5. Karl Lagerfeld Women's K/Grainy Satchel Bag - Black
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    Karl Lagerfeld Women's K/Grainy Satchel Bag - Black

    Another standout piece from Karl‘s newest collection, the K/Grainy is instantly recognisable by its chunky chain top grab handle and is crafted using a supple textured grain leather.

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  6. Dune Women's Sancy Micro Shoulder Bag - Black
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    Dune Women's Sancy Micro Shoulder Bag - Black

    Having made its name as a master in simple, timeless British design, for AW17 Dune has elevated the boxy shape of the Sancy shoulder bag with fine gold-tone studded detailing to the front flap complemented by more metallic detailing on the strap.

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  7. DKNY Women's Chelsea Pebbled Leather Top Zip Hobo Bag - Black
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    DKNY Women's Chelsea Pebbled Leather Top Zip Hobo Bag - Black

    Made with supple, pebble-textured leather and a relaxed, slouchy silhouette, DKNY‘s Chelsea hobo bag features gold-tone studded detailing to the sides that wouldn’t look amiss along the sleeves of a rockstar’s jacket. The top grab handle includes a utiliarian chain fastener and the hobo bag is complete, of course, with DKNY’s signature branding plaque.

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  8. Karl Lagerfeld Women's K/Kuilted Crossbody Bag - Black
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    Karl Lagerfeld Women's K/Kuilted Crossbody Bag - Black

    Karl‘s designs are world famous for packing edgy attitude into on-trend elegance, so it is unsurprising his latest collection features prominently in this list. The classic K/Kuilted is this season crafted from high-quality cow leather and features a rock-inspired chain links to the strap and the signature K-shaped quilted top flap.

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  9. Love Moschino Women's Quilted Large Shopper Tote Bag - Black
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    Love Moschino Women's Quilted Large Shopper Tote Bag - Black

    As the edgy diffusion sister brand of luxury Italian giant Moschino, Love Moschino has built its name on creating accessories oozing rebellious attitude and edge. This season’s quilted shopper tote epitomises everything Love Moschino has come to symbolise, with its luxurious quilted fabrication contrasted against gold-tone detailing including the signature Love Moschino brand plaque.

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  10. DKNY Women's Pinstripe Quilted Shopper Bag - Black
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    DKNY Women's Pinstripe Quilted Shopper Bag - Black

    Offering a more pared-back approach with accented rebellion, DKNY‘s shopper bag features a classic pinstriped design and subtle metallic details including a half-chain strap.

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Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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