The hottest accessory trends of the season

Fashion week is coming! But what will the editors be accessorising with this season?

The bi-annual style-fest that is the international fashion weeks kicks off tomorrow in New York, meaning stylistas the world over are currently winging their way to the Big Apple.

The perfect place for spotting the season’s hottest trends – both on and off the catwalks – what the editors are wearing in the front rows are guaranteed to become the must-have looks of the season.

So what’s in store for accessories? When it comes to the well-heeled tootsies of the world’s most influential fashionistas, expect the thigh to be the limit when it comes to boots.

Decadent designs stretched high above the knees on the catwalks at Louis Vuitton, Prada and Pucci, to name merely a few, and have already made their mark as one the season’s key trends.

Prada & Louis Vuitton boots - A/W Trends 2009 - Fashion - Marie Claire

And while footwear may be oversized, bag wise, it’s all about downsizing. Clutches may be smaller than your average arm-candy, but they’re big news on the style scene.

Spotted at Gucci, Diane Von Furstenberg, Fendi and Alexander Wang – colour, style or shape are irrelevant, as long as it sits in you hand.

DVF & Basso & Brooke clutches - A/W Trends 2009 - Fashion - Marie Claire

As for those who can’t bare to cut down on their essentials, there’s a host of It-bags high on this season’s wish list, from the Chloe Marlow Bag to Mulberry’s Last East West Bayswater and Yves Saint Laurent’s Roady.

The front rows may be packed full of designer labels, but the must-have accessory for any discernable fashion-watcher has to be a stylish laptop.

Dell’s Inspiron 15, is ideal for on-the-go trend jotting and in seven colours, will be perfect for coordinating with one’s favourite outfits. Those looking for something more compact will love Dell’s Mini 10, a lightweight laptop that makes logging into the net easier than ever, with built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G. It even has a built-in web cam, for those eager to check into the office from the front rows.

Louis Vuitton & Marni - A/W Trends 2009 - Fashion - Marie Claire

For an on-trend finishing touch, bold necklaces brought a pop of colour to autumnal palette at Louis Vuitton, while Marni’s layered chokers and Chanel’s oversized pedants made a statement.

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