If it’s a well-priced minaudiere brimming with personality you’re eyeing, there’s a high chance it’s by Kotur. Fiona Kotur takes the consumer to heart with her take on the evening bag, and it’s paying off. She’s also takes a pleasingly lighthearted approach when it comes to brocade. Nothing stuffy or overly mature here. Just airy yet geometric prints that look as good with soft neutrals as they do with shocks of color.
I just love the look of latticework for summertime. The Margo brocade clutch ($395) is pretty; a bit of shimmer is always a welcome cocktail addition, but it’s the bolder Breen ($450) that’s beckoning me. Woven with raffia, it’s got that extra element of intrigue. For these prices, I might have to snap up both little bags and have my garden parties and outdoor weddings already covered for the season. Both will take the place of winter’s stark black clutches. Whether I’m going to a formal function or an impromptu candlelit dinner, these picks are lighter and so much more summery than stiff leather.