Trend Alert: Backpacks

Aspiga Backpack

There’s only one bag you will need in your wardrobe this season to stay ahead in the fashion game. It’s not a sleek clutch, leather tote or handy bucket bag. The bag you need is the humble backpack. Not sold? Forget the images of novelty 90’s style backpacks, gap year back breakers and childish knapsacks you wore to school. The 2016 fashion forward backpack is cleaner, chicer and a trend that is accessible to all thanks to its wearability. The hands free design allows you to rush about your day without having to master the award worthy task of juggling your morning coffee with your phone while grappling with the additional weight of your bag.


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The name ‘backpack’ was first used in the US in 1910, with hikers being the early adopters of this style of bag. It steadily evolved into a traveller’s staple and the only choice for school children. When it comes to fashion, it took a while but the trusty backpack got there in the end! Prada’s understated backpack was revealed in 1984 – but no one want be seen dead in it as it lacked the lust for luxury and excess of the moment. A decade later in the deep grunge of the nineties the simple nylon bag made Prada a household name. The backpack style of bag has once again trickled into trendy over the last few years and is now firmly established as the ‘IT’ bag of the moment. Fashion designers are using luxe and unexpected textiles to attract a new type of consumer, giving the backpack its own tier in the fashion ranks and dismissing previous connotations. Never before have practicality and style combined so beautifully! This isn’t a fleeting trend either – SS17 options have already been showcased by fashions finest proving that this bag isn’t going anywhere soon. We say if you haven’t invested already, do so now and work the look for a few more seasons to come…

Aspiga Backpack

For our , we decided to offer a casual option to complete your look on dressed down days. The is available now – and in black, navy and cream! Crafted from super soft faux shearling, sleek 100% leather trimmings and buckles to create the characteristic backpack aesthetic you would expect. The bag is also the perfect size – not too big to feel as though you’re carrying a suitcase on your back but spacious enough for everything you need on the go. Magnetic clasps allow for ease of access. Team with a leather jacket for stylishly contrasting textures or with a blazer for the ultimate in preppy chic!

Aspiga Backpack

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