Fashion Week Spring 2013—Not only is this look a cut above, but all these laser-cut and perforated styles solve a bunch of problems. One, cut-out handbags are much lighter than solid leathers, so shoulders will be happy. Two, with global warming, cut-out apparel provides just the right amount of breeze for warmer spring days. And three, contrast linings on apparel and handbags will offer just enough peek-a-boo style to update this look.
Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Laser-Cut Leather
Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine & accessoriesmagazine.com
As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories for the past 14 years, Lauren Parker has covered women's fashion accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. She frequently judges industry design competitions and loves seeing the next generation of designers come into their own. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women's fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.