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A NEW DIRECTION

09.08.12

With a new design team at the helm, accessories at Reiss this season are more than mere essentials; they’re the foundations of your new season look. With luxurious leathers, smooth nubuck and exotic skins in statement shades - accessories are headed in a new direction.

SOMETHING ESSENTIAL

Start your season with a roomy, luxurious top handle bag.

Angelina bag Josh shirt, Susanna skirt

STATEMENT STEPS

Put your best foot forward in zebra print pony hair flats.

Evette sandals Joanna trousers

NEW SHAPES

In luxurious grainy leather, this cube-detailed bag shows an appreciation for shape.

Lou bag Kristina boots, Cate knitwear, Susanna Skirt, Josh shirt

MATTE & SHINE

An important contrast in texture features on everyday pieces.

Juno loafers, Joanna Trousers

SOCK IT TO 'EM

Schoolgirl ankle socks give pointed stilettos an air of innocence.

Greneta heels

SHADES OF GREY/GREEN

Autumn's signature shade, this ash-toned grey/green is our favourite.

Carrie bag Josh shirt, Susanna skirt

HOT SHOE SHUFFLE

Rich, warm and inviting tones touch down on footwear.

Lotta boots

TEXTURE TECH House all your techie pieces in volutpuous textured cases. Corina case Mits knit, Nancy trousers

GET LACING

Corset-style lacing offers the ankle boot a subtle something.

Kristina boots

COLOUR POP

In a season where colours are soft, take pleasure in a pop of colour.

Caroline bagRaffy Blazer, Esther trousers, Harley top.

POWER POUCH

Small in size but not in stature, statement prints pep-up pouches.

Mirelle bagRaffy Blazer, Esther trousers

WALK THIS WAY

Stride forward with stylish bottle green and black nubuck pieces.

Marianne shoes, Caroline bagStam trousers

TWO TONE

Elevate the classic court to new heights with two-tone chocolate.

Mimosa heels, Nancy trousers

CLUTCH HOLD

Clutch bags are big and bold - be sure to hold on tight.

Elettra bag, Ross jeans, Gladys tee

STATEMENT STONE

Lighten your step in these statement heels.

Fifi shoes, Eve trousers

PETROL BLUE

Forgo the usual black, tan and grey for something racier - like petrol blue.

Bailly boots

GRAPHIC SATIN

Glamorous and graphic, this is a thoroughly modern evening bag.

Genie clutch

SHOP ALL SHOES                            SHOP ALL BAGS

About the Shoot

The starting point of every season falls to accessories. The bags we carry and shoes we wear are most girls’ first port of call when the new season hits.

These are all-weather pieces which we can happily sport now, and later. After all, sub-zero temperatures aren’t required for carrying a killer handbag.

As seasons swing in and out, the focus will always shift slightly onto the next big thing. However, with accessories at Reiss this season this is especially true. There’s a new design team at the helm, and things have taken a bold new direction.

Leathers are more luxurious, colours are more courageous and details are more considered.

Texture is important, durable grainy leather has been introduced, nubuck is velvety and super-soft, and there’s been a dip into the exotic with watersnake, stamped croc and pony hair pieces.

Colour takes a rollercoaster ride, from moody tones like ash, grey green, cocoa and prune to vivid Valentino red, petrol blue and heathery mauve, these colours sit beautifully against AW12’s minimalist, understated collection.

And of course, accessories really sing when you take a closer look, there are zips, padlocks, d-rings, and Reiss branding all in brushed brass or polished nickel offering a tonal play between matte and shine.

While graphic colour blocking and panelling detail include multi-colour contrast edge stains, offering a complete take on this ultimate signature collection.

A new direction leads to great things.