10 Delightfully Unusual Spring/Summer 2020 Accessories

All the strangest sartorial splendors hand-picked off the runway

Spanning across four capitals, fashion month always brings a variety of new trends from around the world to try with the forthcoming season. This time, V surveyed lots of eye-catching accessories across the Spring/Summer 2020 collections that break the mold of traditional trends. Whether they’re odd, crazy, or just downright bizarre, these are the top 10 most unconventional pieces from fashion month you need right now.

1. Balenciaga’s collaboration with Hello Kitty

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When it comes to Demna Gvasalia’s creative reign at Balenciaga, you can never be sure what to expect. For their Spring/Summer 2020 season, Gvasalia played with proportions experimenting in volume and shape, but the standout component of the collection was an unlikely collaboration between the Parisian luxury house and Japanese design company Sanrio. Featured in pink, black, and white, the iconic Hello Kitty character is brought to life in the form of some very kawaii bowler bags.


2. Thom Browne Penguin Sneakers

There was a tangible sense of surrealism present at the Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2020 presentation in Paris this month. Various examples of country club chic in bulky knits and pastel seersucker were reimagined in sculptural forms akin to triple-layer birthday cakes. One of the many whimsical elements of the show included a pair of leather platform sneakers in the shape of something like a penguin-dolphin hybrid.


3. Louis Vuitton Egg Bag

Creative director Nicolas Ghesquière featured his latest handbag creation at Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2020 show modeled after a classic breakfast favorite. Called the “LV Egg” bag, this arm candy is pretty straightforward with the iconic Louis Vuitton print in a unique egg shape.

4. Gucci Horsebit Pillow Holder

Nap anyone? The Italian luxury house showed a variety of strange accessories this season including a fan and lipstick tube belt, but by far the biggest head-scratcher from the show was a branded pillow holder complete with a cozy Gucci pillow. Sweet dreams!

5. Area Glitter Beard

Purveyors of only the most sparkly crystals, the New York-based house experimented in new ways with their standard medium creating captivating headdresses and teardrop face stick-ons that make any look ultra-dreamy.

6. Versace Pill Packet Keychain

In Milan, the Versace show made sure to include some curious keychains in the form of gilded matchbooks and Versace pill packets that even have the Medusa head logo pressed into the pills floating inside.

7. Celine Perfume Pendants

Following the announcement of Celine’s Haute Parfumerie opening at Celine boutiques in late October, the Spring/Summer 2020 collection nodded at the house’s latest foray into fragrance with Victorian-era perfume pendants that hold a trial size of your signature scent, perfect for on-the-go.

8. Moschino Surrealist Handbag

Jeremy Scott’s Moschino literally brought us inside a Picasso this Spring/Summer season. One of the most unusual elements of the show was the hidden handbags made to seem as though they are extensions of the look.

9. Tom Ford Front Seam Stockings

Arguably the master of sex appeal, Tom Ford put a new twist on the sexy seamed stocking this season by transferring the seams to the front of the leg rather than the back for an entirely new take on an old favorite.

10. Marc Jacobs’ Butterfly Glasses

Marc Jacobs had a bit of fun this season showing whimsical, vibrant looks that don’t take things too seriously. One of the spotlighted accessories from the show were these oversized butterfly glasses that seemingly make Halloween everyday.

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