#SuzyLFW: Anya Hindmarch’s Snow Scape

The backpack was bold, practical and cheerful, decorated with a pair of the goggle eyes that have become a signature for Anya Hindmarch. But what was underneath calling for attention? A Fair Isle sweater to top a pair of shorts.

Anya Hindmarch Autumn/Winter 2017

Anya Hindmarch Autumn/Winter 2017

Anya Hindmarch Autumn/Winter 2017

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The handbag heroine is getting serious about clothes and this season that meant more than easy pieces as mere backdrops to the accessories. The subject was winter, which was evident from the get go, as a mountain range was built into the set with the models working their way tentatively out of a cave and on to the piste.

I tried my best to concentrate on the bags, picking out a lightweight bucket bag – just the thing to use for shaping a snowman. A small satchel swung off a backpack that I later realised could also morph into a hand held bag.

But all the shearling, fine leather and suede was struggling to compete with the clothes. Especially as they too were examples of craft.

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Anya Hindmarch Autumn/Winter 2017

Anya Hindmarch Autumn/Winter 2017

Anya Hindmarch Autumn/Winter 2017

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There was a tailored buttonless jacket with what looked like detachable jewels. The knit underneath was a meld of a romper suit and chopped off lederhosen – or a suggestion of its decoration. Colourful furry stoles were wrapped round shoulders and ski sweaters kept sliding by.

Anya Hindmarch Autumn/Winter 2017

Anya Hindmarch Autumn/Winter 2017

Anya Hindmarch Autumn/Winter 2017

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Anya Hindmarch is now committed to bringing her intelligence and her skills to clothes. In fact, her story line was intriguing: “exploring the contrast between the romanticised notions of winter and wanderlust and the darker motifs found in old Norse folklore.”

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Yet, I felt that this commendable research was more appropriate to the bags. And I would have liked the feisty models to move off piste and to allow the audience to examine the Hindmarch handbags on their own.

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