Put your back into it

It’s official, the backpack is definitely BACK!  Having bubbled as a trend on catwalks and in streetstyle snaps for a few seasons, the Hoxton hipsters carryall of choice for has now hit the mainstream. Whilst perusing yesterdays hot-off-the-press New York Fashion Week AW14 pics, I spotted too many backpacks to count.  Forget nylon rucksacks full of gym kit and leave the kitsch cartoony versions for the kids, the modern backpack is chic, clean and comes in luxurious leather.

Image Phil Oh for Vogue.com

New York Fashion Week AW14 (Image: Phil Oh for http://www.vogue.co.uk)

Image 2 Phil Oh for Vogue.com

New York Fashion Week AW14 (Image: Phil Oh for http://www.vogue.co.uk)

 Image Tommy Ton for style.com Feb 2014

New York Fashion Week AW14 (Image: Tommy Ton for http://www.style.com)

Rag & Bone AW14  - 2

Rag & Bone AW14

Rag & Bone AW14 catwalk show (Image: http://www.style.com)

Here is a selection of my favourites available now – I particularly love the Grafea ones, which come in a wide selection of colours.  I predict we’ll see many more of these across the coming fashion weeks and this trend will run and run (as will you with your new hands-free bag).  Invest early and team with miminal oversized tailoring to avoid being mistaken for a schoolgirl.

Grafea 'Piano' White and black backpack, £165, grafea.co.uk

Grafea ‘Piano’ White and black leather backpack, £165. http://www.grafea.co.uk

River Island White Quilted rucksack £30

River Island white quilted rucksack, £30. http://www.riverisland.com

Topshop perforated backpack £36

Topshop perforated monochrome backpack, £36. http://www.topshop.com

Alexander Wang Prisma Skeletal backpack £915 store.alexanderwang.com

Alexander Wang Prisma Skeletal backpack £915. http://www.alexanderwang.com/

M&S Autograph Leather Rucksack £89

Marks & Spencer Autograph Leather Rucksack, £89. http://www.marksandspencer.com

Proenza Schouler black python PS large backpack $3,050 barneys.com

Proenza Schouler black python PS large backpack, $3,050. http://www.barneys.com

3.1 Phillip Lim Orange Pashli Leather Backpack £745 www.liberty.co.uk

3.1 Phillip Lim Orange Pashli Leather Backpack, £745. http://www.liberty.co.uk

ASOS lather luxe backpack £75

ASOS leather luxe backpack, £75. http://www.asos.com

Topshop snake zip front backpack green £36

Topshop mock-snake zip front backpack, £36. http://www.topshop.com

Grafea 'Smurf' blue leather backpack £180 grafea.co.uk

Grafea ‘Smurf’ blue leather backpack, £180. http://www.grafea.co.uk

Holding image: Rucksacks £198, Chris Van Veghel at http://www.etsy.com/

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4 thoughts on “Put your back into it

      1. No Alicja excuse. I mean the second picture, where there are girls that walk, dressed in black. 🙂 Thank U
        Giulia

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