Here's one for the cartoon-goth crowd. Over the course of a year, British designer Christopher Ræburn worked with a Disney character artist to create all-black Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse bags, in either ethically sourced nappa leather or organic European milled indigo denim. Because, suddenly, there is no happy place left on earth.
Sure, a coin purse version of Loewe's Elephant bag is trundling toward it-bag status, albeit miniature. But since the defining characteristic of the world's largest land animal is its size, why not go big? Like the shoulder version at Dover Street Market, which comes in a variety of happy colors, including rainbow.
$1290 at Dover Street Market
We haven't a clue why anyone would need a tiny spoon and vial around their neck. Perhaps to sprinkle a little extra Splenda in their tea on the go, or pumpkin spice in their latte? Whatever the case, Vetements' pure brass necklace and pendant is the most stimulating of fall/winter paraphernalia — or rather, accessories. Grinder pendant sold separately.
Japanese label Undercover and milliner Kijima Takayuki have again teamed up on a devilish range of hats. This time the collab features horns that, using an internal magnet, can be moved to any part of the wide-brimmed bowler — which of course is made in horny Japan. What's next, horn bags?
With Thom Browne's 'Hector' bag, named after his own pet dachshund, you can walk the dog without the need for a pooper scooper. In black grained leather or brown beaver fur, the Italian-made duffle comes with an interior pocket, signature tricolor lining, a zip closure, and an engraved bone-shaped collar. Plus, with four padded legs, it can stand on its own. Woof!
Miuccia Prada's fall women's collection borrowed heavily from men's. Take, for example, these chunky derbies, a mix of mosh-pit platforms (i.e. rubber toecaps) and mountain-climbing boots (multi-colored laces). But, sorry men, these boots are made for women.