The accessories throughout fashion month always provide a revolving door of eye candy, and it could be argued that the best are saved for last. For the final stretch in Paris, designers showed everything from oversize hold-alls to heavy-metal clutches to uniquely sculpted jewelry. The underlying theme throughout is that these stand-out accessories have the power to make an outfit. A seasoned expert on the topic, Editorialist‘s Kate Davidson Hudson, shares her favorite shoes, bags and jewelry from PFW. Go ahead and stare—these gorgeous pieces are an eyeful.
Kate Davidson Hudson's PFW Picks
"The perfect solution to our increasingly mobile offices and even more mobile lives—Balenciaga's chic oversized tote and Céline's gorgeous oversized shoppers assert that you can stylishly fit your life in your bag."
Chanel LED Light Bag
"This season Karl staged his show for Chanel's Spring '17 at a mock 'Chanel Data Center,' and this piece perfectly encapsulates the collection's theme of the increasingly intertwined relationship between modern fashion and technology."
Charlotte Chesnais Ear Art
"The former Balenciaga jewelry designer puts a Parisian spin on her covetable modernist designs. Her new ear pieces were the talk of Paris—it's exactly what editors are excited to wear come spring."
Chloé Bracelet Bag
"This is a piece that brilliantly connects the idea of jewelry and handbag in one. Large enough to fit all of your essentials, it's a polished and hands-free way to re-imagine your handbag this spring."
Giambattista Valli Black-Tie Shoe
"Giambattista always strikes the perfect sexy-and-sweet note in his footwear. I love the idea of this heel as the solution to everything from your black-tie evening looks to an ironic tongue-in-cheek play when styled with jeans and a tee."
Hermès' New Bag
"Hermès introduced the Cinetic d’Hermès bag and hit the perfect minimalist note for Spring '17. As a house whose heritage bag collections (hello, Birkin and Kelly) set the standard in luxury, this exciting new addition—with its boxy shape and sleek hardware closure—feels decidedly modern and timeless."
"Valentino, Givenchy, Céline, Chanel and Hermès are among some of the Paris collections we saw play around with the idea of compartmentalizing by layering small bags on top of larger-bodied bags for a multi-layered and very chic dimensional styling effect."
Louis Vuitton Petit Malle Phone Case
"This may be the new It-bag moment of the moment. Handbags will change out season to season, but an iPhone is the one mainstay that every woman has by her side, so this new spin on a 'bag' has immediate relevance. As soon as it hit the runway, it was apparent that Nicolas Ghesquière just re-imagined the idea of the modern handbag."
"Pierpaolo Piccioli's debut as the sole creative director of Valentino left us with a romantic collection with an abundance of artistic nods, the most compelling of which was the Love Blade motif that canvassed a selection of the house's bags, and will surely be one of the most coveted statement bags come spring."
"The new (and highly hashtag-able!) moniker that Christian Dior's first-ever female creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, established with her debut Spring '17 collection is sure to make a fashion and commercial statement come next season."