BAG TRENDS FOR 2017
By Clement Uanseru.
Buying bags based on seasonal trend was once an exclusively female pastime. If you’re toting around a battered old bag that’s seen better days, it’s time to overhaul your receptacles with one of 2017’s key bag trends.
The luxury backpack has cemented itself as a stylish method for carting everyday kit to the gym, airport and even work. Sleek versions such as those cut from supple black leather continue to offer the perfect balance between practical and sophisticated. Pairing this up with suede or canvas.
While there’s only so much experimenting that can be done with a practical carry-all before it loses purpose, swapping a plain overnight bag for something more interesting will take the style stakes of a trip away, up a notch. Look for a durable, on-trend material and it will see you through many travels to come.
POUCHES & FOLIOS
This is the year the male clutch goes mainstream. For work, go sleek and sophisticated with options in neutral colourways, intended to keep documents pristine. Because of its small size, the pouch is big enough to make a statement without overpowering an outfit. It’ll elevate a normal work outfit and make you stand out amongst your peers.