Loeffler Randall is known for its downtown cool footwear, and now, the shoe savant is adding hot handbags to its design repertoire. Get a sneak peek at the Resort '13 collection, showcasing an array of colorful satchels, smart multifunctional totes, and cute mini bags. Our style director Noria Morales caught up with Loeffler's adorable creative director Jessie Randall to get the scoop on her inspiration for the collection and favorite pieces. If you have a thing for prints and brights, this is one collection you won't want to miss.
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>> Activewear that hits a highly feminized note is a big story for next season — and Loeffler Randall's Spring 2012 collection manages to strike that sporty-pretty balance perfectly. Here, designer Jessie Randall has mixed tech fabrics like Velcro, mesh, and wetsuit neoprene with natural materials like raffia, leather, and canvas — all in a Fragonard-inspired palette of Popsicle pinks, delicate nudes, and Springtime greens. Silhouettes are easy going with plenty of appeal; amidst Randall's signature twist-knot flats, there are also chunky platforms and high-rise pumps as well as a new round-peg heel shape. Also in the mix: metallic polka-dots, textural snakeskin, and a nice dose of contrast neon. Click through to see the whole collection, now.
>> Jessie Randall has been doing clothes for just short of two years now, but they're like a good accessory to those Loeffler Randall shoes — which got her all the attention in the first place. For Fall 2009, it's all about the buckled boots — her sell-out knee-high boot has newly-found tiers of buckles added on, and a hidden platform ankle bootie is covered with mini-buckles all up the front; but let's not forget the clothes, which like the Loeffler Randall shoes, find success in looking appropriately modern, but classic enough to carry over from season to season.
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The collection will debut in early 2008, and judging from Randall's CFDA-winning past designs, I expect fabulous bags with wallet-friendly prices to come out of this!