In autumn/winter menswear, bumbags and backpacks continue their reign while metallic leather shoes and stylish sneakers lead the pack.
Bumbags are widely seen in popular brands, such as Dior Men, Fendi, Givenchy, Loewe, and Prada.
Loewe’s seasonal styling features a sky blue puffy bumbag that has a small front pocket, while Givenchy has iridescent leather in its envelope-shaped bumbag to draw the eye.
Based on the women’s baguette handbag collection, Fendi released its first men’s version, in which the bumbag can also be used as a crossbody bag. The brand also collaborated with Japan’s fashion house Porter to launch a joint series of unique Peekaboo and Baguette handbags.
Another top-pick item is backpacks, such as Louis Vuitton’s chalk nano bag, with its eye-catching colorful patterns, while Jimmy Choo’s backpack is decorated in badges.
Metal elements are a common motif in Berluti, Giuseppe Zanotti and Prada. Berluti’s signature Alessandro leather shoes feature angular toe designs and metallic veneers, while Giuseppe Zanotti’s new black and white loafers are decorated with metal studs.
Sneaker designs increasingly focus on the minute details, like Dior B24 sneakers and Jimmy Choo Diamond Trail sneakers, which use elasticized laces.
(This article was published at The Standard on November 8 2019: Weekend Glitz: Back to the bumbag )