Rauwolf Of The Future, Right Now
Carry a clutch by New York-based designer Kristine Johannes and people are sure to ask you about it (and, most likely, they will attempt to use it as a mirror to check their lipstick, too). Since she unveiled her line of Plexiglas and mirrored bags (called Rauwolf) for Spring ’12, Johannes’ designs have landed in the hands of starlets like Anna Kendrick and Elizabeth Banks and on the pages of Vogue Japan and Vogue Latino America, among others. For Spring ’13, she’s lightened things up a bit, offering some of her now signature styles in saturated colors and more muted metallics. She’s also added smaller styles for more petite women. “The aesthetics were inspired by part doyenne of high society mixed with a touch of alien and a dash of Ziggy Stardust—always with an eye to the future,” she tells Style.com. “For shape inspiration, I really focused on gemstones and outer space.” Here, a look at one of our favorite pieces from her latest collection.