The equipment market is booming. In the course of the pandemic, retailers reported steep rises in bag gross sales and rising curiosity in funding baggage from heritage manufacturers—an adjunct development influenced by the rise of the secondary and resale markets. (Again in February, Vogue reported that “what’s now a $28 billion secondhand-apparel market will greater than  double to an astonishing $64 billion by 2024.”)

What does that imply for the spring 2022 accent developments on the runway? Consistency is essential. Heritage manufacturers proceed to supply their signature kinds, from Chanel’s 2.55 to Prada’s newly slimmed-down model of the Galleria tote and Fendi’s Baguette. So far as footwear, walkable lug-soled boots proceed to dominate, showing at Alexander McQueen, Coach, and Eckhaus Latta.  

However when you already know you possibly can promote a top-handle and a treaded boot, why not additionally ship out a neon-hued platform, only for enjoyable? The steady nature of the equipment market is making room on the runways for designers to get bizarre. Few did it with the irreverence of Jonathan Anderson, whose Loewe heels have been accented with reproductions of cleaning soap bars, candles, and even cracked eggs. Although experiments with 3-D printing at Balenciaga and Givenchy, new fabrications like Mylo leather-based and compostable boots at Stella McCartney and Maison Margiela did maintain issues fascinating elsewhere. Beneath, the 11 new concepts that caught our eye this season. 

Eat This Bag, Plant This Shoe

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