Fashion Trends

size matters

The season’s hottest arm candy runs the size gamut from Lilliput-little to larger-than-life. Whether they are handheld or shoulder-slung, structured or bohemian, the newest bags are a study in contrast. Minuscule purses just big enough to stash your phone and lip gloss paraded on one end of the spectrum, balanced by the practical appeal of oversized totes and sizeable satchels still going big.  

 HERMÈS
HERMÈS

 GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Bag by Gucci
GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Bag by Gucci

 Mini Peekaboo Handbag by Fendi
Mini Peekaboo Handbag by Fendi

 Chloé
Chloé

 Exclusive Soft GG Supreme Tote by Gucci
Exclusive Soft GG Supreme Tote by Gucci

 Chloé
Chloé

 Weekend Bag by Jil Sander
Weekend Bag by Jil Sander

 Khaki Falabella GO Hobo Bag by Stella McCartney
Khaki Falabella GO Hobo Bag by Stella McCartney

 Balenciaga
Balenciaga

Hi and Lo

Chunky, high-heeled boots and dainty feminine forms find equal footing amidst spring’s flighty fashions. Don’t bid goodbye to those ankle boots just yet — blocky boots and booties cross seasons to play with summer skirts and spring dresses. In contrast to the boots’ serious lift, spring’s traditional pretty pumps and slingbacks are lying low, with barely-there kitten or squarely stacked heels. 

 dior
dior

 Bag Bug Appliquéd Leather Pumps by Fendi
Bag Bug Appliquéd Leather Pumps by Fendi

 Leather Cherry Pumps by Gucci
Leather Cherry Pumps by Gucci

 dior
dior

 Folded Leather Slide Sandals by No. 21
Folded Leather Slide Sandals by No. 21

 jw anderson
jw anderson

 Rockstud Ankle Boots by Valentino
Rockstud Ankle Boots by Valentino

 Agnes Boots by Rag & Bone
Agnes Boots by Rag & Bone

 Malta 100 Boots by Jimmy Choo
Malta 100 Boots by Jimmy Choo

 fendi
fendi

A Ballerina’s Tale

Since Rose Repetto, the essential ballerina shoe continues to shine in its storied legacy, on and off the dance stage. 

The story of the delicate, quintessentially feminine ballerina shoe begins in 1947, when Rose Repetto, founder of Paris’ iconic dance footwear brand, created her first pair of ballet shoes to soothe her choreographer son’s sore feet. Repetto’s unparalleled comfort and refined appeal soon caught on among the fashion-forward, expanding beyond its ballet legacy to grace the soles of dance legends and mere mortals alike.

 Professional Repetto soft ballet shoes with split sole; 
Professional Repetto soft ballet shoes with split sole; 

 a pair of Repetto ballet slippers at the factory in Saint-Medard d’Excideuil, southwestern France
a pair of Repetto ballet slippers at the factory in Saint-Medard d’Excideuil, southwestern France

 an employee works on a Repetto pointe shoe for ballet dancers
an employee works on a Repetto pointe shoe for ballet dancers

 Repetto lifestyle ballerina shoes.
Repetto lifestyle ballerina shoes.

En pointe

A twirl of tulle and monochromatic elegance channel a prima ballerina’s ethereal lightness and quiet strength in a dainty ensemble inspired by the art of dance.

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dior

 Ruffle Sleeves T-Shirt by Valentino
Ruffle Sleeves T-Shirt by Valentino

 Pleated Tulle Skirt by Givenchy
Pleated Tulle Skirt by Givenchy

 14k Gold Mini Diamond Star Leather Choker by EF Collection
14k Gold Mini Diamond Star Leather Choker by EF Collection

 Vara Lux Flap Bag by Salvatore Ferragamo
Vara Lux Flap Bag by Salvatore Ferragamo

 Christy Ballerina Flats by Aquazzura
Christy Ballerina Flats by Aquazzura

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