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Friday, 30 January 2015

Burberry Prorsum 'The Everyday Satchel' In Book Cover Print Leather

Below:  For Spring Summer 2015, Burberry Prorsum's The Everyday Satchel in Book Cover Print Leather is a real charmer if you are looking for a bag with personality and nostalgic literary charm:-) Love the yellow one with the vintage typographic graphic....
Below: Prominently featured on the SS2015 runways... the prints are eye catching especially on bags... the Everyday Satchel gets my pick for the good size and functionality...
 
Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2015 The Everyday Satchel in Book Cover Print Leather

Of all the mens bags that I have browsed thru this Spring Summer 2015 season... Burberry Prorsum easily claims the top title for being one of the most unique. Hard to miss on the runway are all those beautifully illustrated graphic prints on leather bags which captures catch your attention and imagination. Inspired by vintage book covers of volumes that creative director, Christopher Bailey picked up at flea markets, they bring a sense of nostalgic literary charm.

Apparently the artwork is hand-painted in Burberry’s studios and then printed onto calf leather. With refreshing and striking colours, the typography and illustrations come to life in the most vivid way. Out of all the bags presented in the SS2015 collection, my favourite style is the Everyday Leather Satchel. The shape and format reference classic designs with it’s foldover front and buckled notch-detail closures, much like the school bag that we fondly remembered from our carefree school days. 
I also appreciate the options of being able to hand carry with the top handle or shoulder sling with the long leather strap, making the bag a good daily companion. To keep organised, the lined interior comes with a zipped compartment and two useful slip pockets.

The Everyday Leather Satchel is available in a variety of prints... but my heart is won over by the mustard yellow version. Yolk yellow is my favourite colour, as does the appeal of vintage-inspired typography:)

(The Everyday Leather Satchel in Book Cover Print Leather retails for SGD3595 while single coloured leather versions are priced lower at SGD3059.) 

Below: Combined with the vivid colours of Burberry Prorsum's SS2015 menswear... the Everyday Leather Satchel in book cover print adds eccentric charm to the looks. Something Harry Porter's School of Hogwarts will approve.

Source: Burberry

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Balenciaga Mens Traveller Backpack

Below: Balenciaga has joined the backpack frenzy with their own version... Check out the Traveller Backpack that comes in 2 sizes, small or large. The Small version is quite a handy size and will be offered in all our favourite seasonal hues. The signature details of the Arena style bags is retained.



Below: The large Traveller Backpack features a zip pocket at the base for extra storage...



Balenciaga Mens Traveller Backpack

Balenciaga's highly recognisable Arena bags have been a success with bag fans and continues as a classic range for the avant garde fashion house. It may have lost much of its appeal these days but the brand have started to update and apply the signature details to popular bag styles to stay relevant. Since mens backpacks are emptying out pockets for fashion fans everywhere, Balenciaga have also started to introduce their own spin on this popular bag style. Enter the ‘Traveller Backpack’. Balenciaga’s Traveller backpack comes in 2 sizes (small and large) bearing the signature palladium studs, leather tab zipper pulls and constructed in soft crafted vintage lambskin. They will be offered in current seasonal hues which fans have always love collecting. With a snap buckle top flap, front zip pockets and a drawstring inside closure, the roomy Traveller backpack (as the name suggests) makes for a good summer vacation companion.  For extra capacity, the large size version allows for an addition zip compartment at the base, perfect for sandals and shoes.

Below: Crafted in soft crafted vintage lambskin... the bag will bring smiles to leather bag lovers:-)


Below: Mr Porter currently stocks the navy and black version of the small Traveller Backpack at £780. (Click here to check out the bag)



Will you still be interested in Balenciaga’s designs although offered in a highly popular backpack format? To me, perhaps a lower price point will get me on board. The pricing of USD1615 and USD1785 for small and large sizes respectively seem a little excessive for a weary design that seemingly passed its glory day. But I am sure some fans will disagree with me.

Thoughts?

Balenciaga Traveller (Large) measures 17.6” Width x 19.5” Height x 6.6” Depth while the small size measures 16.75” Width x 17” Height x 5.75” Depth.


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Source: Balenciaga

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Loewe Meccano Mens Oxford in Black

Below: More quirky, indifferent designs from J.W. Anderson's Loewe collection... This time I love the Meccano inspired (A type of construction toy kit from yesteryear) black oxfords where a conventional mens shoe design gets a makeover with colour and personality! Love the detachable cut-out leather piece that gives the shoe their uniqueness:-) (Streetstyle pic from Style.com)

 Below: Featured on the SS2015 lookbook and injects a youthful cool to the model's look...
  

Loewe Meccano Mens Oxford in Black

JW Anderson’s debut Spring Summer 2015 Mens Collection for Loewe has been highly anticipated by many in the fashion industry. Taking the Spanish luxury label to a refreshed and younger era, the collection is filled with many avant garde accessories that speaks volumes of Anderson’s highly original and androgynous style.

Part of the  pre-launch collection for JW Anderson’s Loewe collection, the Meccano inspired (a toy model construction system conceived by Frank Hornby in 1898) range of accessories evoke a sense of naivety and graphic children’s toys. One of my favourite piece from the collection is the Meccano Black Oxford (SGD1390) which feature a detachable multi-colour decorative leather ‘tongue’ that adds colour and interesting graphic detail against the all black leather. Cream coloured leather laces provides another layer of contrast and the final composition is one that is refreshingly quirky. Holds true to the collection’s concept of hyper-normality: Realistic, functional and utterly desirable. A simple black conventional oxford transformed and modernised.

Check out the streetstyle pic above of this guy from Milan Mens Fashion Week (FW2015) spotting the exact same pair... I love all those yellows and coral reds from the graphic cutouts making the shoe charmingly cute. Perfect to go with denim or knitwear as shown in Loewe’s SS2015 ad campaign. J.W. Anderson is definitely on the right track to inject newness to the brand. I’d wear these in a heartbeat!

Below: The Loewe Meccano inspired collection of accessories with fun charms and brooches...
 


Source: Loewe