As a child I loved putting on my Disney Princess backpack and wellington boots. Off to school I went – as I jumped on the autumn leaves to make them crunch! Fast forward to 2015 and I found myself running through Dubai airport, with my Fendi Karlito studded backpack and Karlito pompon.
My wellington boots had been replaced with Isabel Marant sneakers. But nothing could replace that child like joy of running (and jumping) with my backpack!
During London Fashion Week – my eyes were sparkling when I saw that backpacks were back! From New York to Paris – all my favourite designers had put a spin on my childhood staple. Whatever the occasion – there was a backpack ready. With Anya Hindmarch’s beautiful smiley backpack, which can be customized with stickers, Gucci adding glam with tassels and bamboo, Alexander Wang’s studded backpack being edgy yet chic and Loewe’s Anton changing shapes with its triangle backpack and pop of colour.
For the evening, Christian Louboutin’s Sweet Charity mini snakeskin backpack added fabulousness to my backless jumpsuit, with its embellished chain shoulder straps. As I walked through the fashion crowd, everyone was staring and asking “who is the bag by?”. Not only did it stand out, but I had so much fun walking around with my glamorous backpack. It was the feeling that it gave me that was priceless – a grown up lady with the joy of a 5 year old – all at the same time!
Backpacks available at…
Anya Hindmarch – Online shop with international shipping
Christian Louboutin – Boutiques in Dubai Mall & Mall of Emirates
Fendi – Boutiques in Dubai Mall & Mall of Emirates
Isabel Marant – Boutique in Mall of Emirates
Loewe – Boutique in Dubai Mall