PHOTO COURTESY OF BURBERRY
What originally was a detail on Burberry’s logo now serves as the inspiration for a new line of bags. Designed by Thomas Burberry in 1901, the equestrian knight’s shield features curved sides and pointed tip. Under the creative direction of Daniel Lee, the British fashion house reinvents the design element into the Shield bag.
Think of it as the equestrian knight shield split in half down the middle, giving it a unique profile with a flat upper and curved base. While instantly identifiable from afar, it makes a handy bag for the everyday. The Shield is available in several sizes, but it is the new Micro Shield that steals the spotlight with its delicate proportions.
Saddling form and function, the 21.5 cm by 11 cm bag is crafted entirely out of lambskin with hand-painted edges. The slightly chunky polished metallic sling has a unique link detailing, while the 39 cm strap drop length rests comfortably on the shoulder. Of course, the embossed Equestrian Knight Design subtly appears on the top corner of the Micro Shield too.
It is available in colours synonymous with ‘new’ Burberry, including Knight (blue), Mimosa (yellow) and Ripple (red). There’s also Black and Pearl (white) to round up the selection, each paired with either gold-tone or silver-tone hardware.
Coming in at SGD1990, the Micro Shield Sling Bag is the perfect ode to Burberry’s heritage with the right hints of contemporary goodness.