With a new designer collaboration announced at least every month, the whole idea of these collaborations has become less and less exciting (something we discussed this time last year). But every once in a while, someone will do the unexpected and really bring something unique to the table in this new-ish fashion category. The latest to do that? It involves a brand that’s just killing it plus a classic comic strip that you can’t help but love…
I think we all know by now that when it comes to fashion, I don’t take anything too seriously (or seriously at all for that matter). But if Anna Wintour never smiles, don’t we have to all laugh a little on her behalf? I’ve already talked about funny fashion but today is more about thought provoking clothing and accessories — like, should I put that milk back in the refrigerator or put my lipstick and wallet in it for a night out?
Typically when a trend makes a comeback, there’s usually quite a significant amount of time in-between its spikes in popularity. For example, overalls and chokers were popular about 20 years ago, and now us bloggers can’t get enough of them (once gain). But there’s one bag style that was a big hit around 2010 and is already making its way back into stores and now, our closets.
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).
Can you guess the designer behind this Fall 2014 collection? Could be Derek Lam, Altuzarra, even Phillip Lim. But that’s oh so wrong.