You can‘t ignore Saint Laurent. Its longevity as a fashion house speaks to its repeated success in the area of high style. Hedi Slimane leads the way to the top in the world of luxury handbags with his design notoriety. Style watchers take note when he inaugurates a new line. Not everyone jumps on board, however. Opinions vary each season. This year the studded “minaudiere“ is the standout in the catwalk crowd. Ardent fans will love the little clutch with the exotic name. A great choice for night time glitz and glamour. Maybe not the winner of all time, the bag is unique enough to capture customers with distinctive taste.
Slimane has been noted to elicit controversy with critics, however. Having won accolades for footwear, he has yet to please everyone in the handbag arena. The minaudiere may solve the problem. It is edgy—a bit on the grunge side—and fashion forward. Some may prefer more detail, but pretty cute overall. It is not a new shape, but a well-conceived and not often seen one. It may not be radical enough to shock and startle—hallmarks of high fashion—but it will have its place in some hearts.