Okay, so here is a little riddle. Are you ready? Once upon a time a rather functional staple has become a favourite for students and career girls alike – can you guess what am I referring to? It can feature sophisticated sleek leather, fun prints, sporty vibes and cool metallics. Can be worn by both girls and boys. Backpacks? Ah, you are damn right; backpacks it is. Let’s stumble upon the coolest possible styles and dare to follow the backpack trend of fall ’14.
So the real question is; which kind of backpack are you? Even though the word ‘backpack’ recalls the college years, designers took various approaches this season. For instance Stella McCartney’s beige vegan suede Falabella mini backpack (1.), Mansur Gavriel’s purist leather piece (5.) or Jérôme Dreyfuss’s sophisticated calfskin backpack (10.) are calling for the business woman, the stylish mother and fashion-forward girls. MCM’s popular blue backpack (6.) as well as Karl Lagerfeld’s quilted black piece (7.) are aiming the daring ones, who wish to make a serious style statement everywhere they go. A bit of the same category Picard’s (2.) and Mi Pac’s (9.) metallic ones with roomy inner compartment, and proper outer glow. If you remained being a college dreamer Moschino’s pink faux-leather magic (3.) is your ultimate backpack pick. Also at this point think about your little nieces and nephews, you can easily be the coolest auntie on Earth if you get them such presents…When it comes to ever trending pieces you cannot beat Herschel (4.) and Swedish Fjällräven (8.). Other than the cool sporty touch these bags have water-resistant builds, adjustable straps and brand logos to show off. All in all, taken from the catwalk to the high street by storm, wearing a backpack is completely legit and not only until you are 21. Other than just looking trendy it has ergonomic and practical reasons to buy one (or two). If you are not fully convinced, you can always find pieces for a good price at Asos, H&M, Zara or Monki. Let’s give it a shot and appreciate these functional trends while we can!