Serpentine Summer Party: wearable art
Designers have a lot of fun coming up with variations on the standard bag themes, and it's no surprise that we saw some of the most inventive examples of bag art at the Serpentine Gallery's summer party on Tuesday night. A host of stylish celebs came out to play with their most original arm candy, and it's whetted our appetite for interesting and unusual design.
Stylist Caroline Sieber took the daring step of carrying a see-through plexiglass box clutch by Charlotte Olympia (top). The Pandora Clutch is sold with dust bags in various colours and tones, but Sieber preferred to take that bag out 'nude', displaying its contents (her phone and makeup!) to the world.
Donna Air (bottom left) went for a cushion-like clutch in ivory silk with thick black piping around the edges, giving it a modern twist. Alexa Chung (bottom right) was not to be upstaged, and arrived with an oversized clutch in contrasting woven strands.