New for the S/S 21 season is Alexander McQueen's the Curve bag. Referencing qualities that have always been central to the house and the women McQueen used to dress, the Curve bag possesses elegance and strength all in one; attributes the house has championed since the 90s through collaborations with bold and fearless designers such as McQueen's iconic partnership with jeweller Shaun Leane.
We all know that accessories can make or break an outfit and if every look had the Curve bag to match, there'd be no complaining whatsoever. A contemporary design that follows the harness silhouette which has been central to the Alexander McQueen brand's DNA since the early days, the Curve is another reminder of the house's creative director Sarah Burton going her own way by staying true to her beliefs in an industry fuelled by trend upon trend. By adopting a bucket bag shape for the bag (something that has admittedly been absent from the runway for a while), Burton's refusal to give in to trends is what bonds her with her predecessor Lee McQueen.
Described as 'a strong and modern interpretation of the bucket bag', the Curve features a magnetic double flap closure and an adjustable strap - perfect for holding in your arms, revealing to everyone your newly-loved purchase, or to keep in front of you, safe from pickpockets if you find yourself on a busy street.
Although bucket bags haven't been seen in the limelight recently, the Curve is Burton's clever twist on a classic silhouette, all the whilst remaining faithful to all the hallmarks of McQueen. Whoever decided Bucket bags weren't here to stay was wrong. If it's McQueen, we'll take it.