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No one knows accessories like Marina Raphael. Before launching her own namesake handbag brand in 2019, she grew up surrounded by the shimmering crystals and over-the-top gems of Swarovski—a company Raphael’s family founded and operated for over 100 years. With a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes workings of such a legacy brand, Raphael decided to branch out by designing handbags, building her own eponymous label.
While most of Raphael’s creations fall within the timeless category, like elegant structured totes and box clutches, there are also a few playful details scattered in like crystal handles and Y2K-inspired butterfly decals.
As a guiding figure within the accessory game, Raphael has keen insight into which shapes and silhouettes will be big for the seasons ahead. So, of course, we asked the 23-year-old designer for her expert opinion on which trends we should be prioritizing over everything else this fall. Keep reading to see the five handbag trends Raphael is betting on.