Every season, luxury houses cross their fingers and pray that their bag will be the IT bag, the one that nabs a thousand magazine covers, the one that’s shot to death dangling from the shoulder of every street style-content curator-celebrity-influencer-blogger out there, and the one that sells out in an instant and has a wait list longer than the queue for those damn cheese tarts at ION Orchard.
Which brings us to Burberry’s F/W16 bag-of-the-season, the Patchwork, which on paper most definitely has the credentials to be the British luxury house’s next big hit. For one thing, every single bag is one of a kind, each a mix of patterns and textures in snakeskin and suede. And because every bag is unique, each will come with its own name, named after a British town, street or village, which somehow just makes it even cooler.
Measuring 19.5 cm by 12 cm by 5 cm, the Patchwork‘s most distinctive features include its oversized buckle and of course, its shoulder sling, each one different as well depending on the model you pick, from slings with a single row of grommets to those with 3 whole rows (of grommets, that is) for that biker-chic look. Available now via Burberry online, there are at least 18 different variants for you to pick from, all priced at SGD3795 each.
Used as a shoulder, or just remove the sling and use it as a clutch, the Patchwork could be well on its way to achieving IT status, since besides being one of a kind, is also very photogenic, multi-functional and of course, already has a whole ad campaign dedicated to it, with the illustration by British artist Luke Edward Hall alongside portraits shot by long-time Burberry collaborator, Mario Testino. But don’t take my word for it, have a look online for yourself and tell me what you think.
Images & Video: Mario Testino & Luke Edward Hall for Burberry