Accessories Designers Channel Good Vibrations at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS — A panoply of creations from across a jam-packed week of accessories presentations here captured a collective desire from designers — in these doomsday times — to channel optimism through their collections.
Myriad moods were at play; among the headlining trends were graphic colorblocking, bags at Delvaux and Byredo, sandals at Hermès and Pierre Hardy and vivid hues — with yellow as a surprise hit. Beckoning long summer days was a haute-craft, back-to-nature vibe with a focus on summery wovens like raffia from brands including Robert Clergerie and Aperlai. At the other extreme, an appetite for bejeweled creations included Olgana Paris’ glitzy updates on its signature Amazon sandal, and colored mules with detachable crystal ankle cuffs that double as bracelets. The label’s high profile followers include Bella Hadid and Rihanna.
Channeling good vibrations were the statement jewelry pieces at Eddie Borgo, Jennifer Fisher and Delfina Delettrez and, from the footwear crew, rainbow heels at Alexandre Birman, a vibrant graffiti story at Christian Louboutin, and pompom and tie-dye details at Brian Atwood, who staged a high-heel show by an all-male dance troop at the Hôtel de Crillon for his Paris debut.
“It’s all about thinking inside the box,” joked Roger Vivier creative director Bruno

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