Ever since The Row made a $39k alligator version, it seems like backpacks have been on our minds ever since. Thankfully Mary-Kate and Ashley have created a much more “affordable” leather version and pretty much every other designer has come up with some sort of backpack to fit the hands-free lifestyle we all wish to have. But sometimes this style can be a bit too sporty, and can make us look like we’re going to the gym (which is cool for some but not for everyone…like me, who loathes such a place) so today it’s all about the sophisticated backpack or as I like to call it, the bagpack (and I promise none of them will cost you five digits).
After Giambattista Valli sent all 45 looks down the runway with sunglasses for his Fall 2014 Couture show yesterday, I thought that was a pretty badass move. We rarely see sunnies for couture, let alone on every single model in one show. Emoji claps for Giambattista. And a thumbs up for giving me an excuse to talk about my favorite accessory…
Can you guess the designer behind this Fall 2014 collection? Could be Derek Lam, Altuzarra, even Phillip Lim. But that’s oh so wrong.
Regina George’s feelings about the word “fetch” are similar to how I feel about wearable technology — stop trying to make it happen (sorry, Gretchen). How connected do we really need to be at all times? Is it necessary to have a piece of jewelry to tell us when someone liked our Instagram or glasses that take a picture for you instead of you reaching ALL the way into your bag, taking out your phone and just doing it yourself? Apparently, we do.
I can’t even keep track of all the 90s revivals coming back — between overalls, crop tops, and fugly shoes you’d think it’s 1998 up in here. But thankfully designers have refined these trends (not so much the fugly shoes though) and hopefully we won’t look back on 2014 ten years from now in disgust. However, there’s one 90s trend resurfacing you can rock in any decade without looking outdated — that, my friends, is the choker necklace.