So far, the absolute favorite trend for Spring this year are the embellished guitar straps on purses. Straps may be the last uncharted territory in bag-embellishment, but the brands have finally arrived. You'll find exotic, intricate weaves, and vintage embroidered guitar strap-styles on otherwise plain-leather bags. These straps provide a distinct way for brands to take their most popular designs and update them for the new season without altering the design elements that have made it a customer favorite.
We believe this is a cool trend and easy to pull off. These purses can be worn casually with jeans and they add a bit of color to darker coats, jackets, or sweaters. One can bring out old designs and spice them up with fun colorful straps. The renowned designer Valentino, whose designs have been historically inspired by Rock and Roll, incorporated guitar-straps into his collection. His high fashion and innovative designs have earned him the praise of many important people. Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Princess Mary of Denmark, and Queen Rania of Jordan all love Valentino, with Madeleine even choosing the designer for her wedding day.
Here are a few examples of guitar straps that have been featuring prominently this year on the runways and in fashion magazines.
If consumers respond, though, expect contemporary brands to find a way into the trend.