Contrary to that popular line in the Icona Pop hit “I Love It”, you can still be from the ’70s and be a ’90s b***h. Make that the ’20s, ’30s, ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and ’80s too. In fact, Italian bag maker Furla is celebrating nine decades in the business with an anniversary series that pays homage to the different music styles and fashion through the years and combining that with the craze for customising accessories.
Its popular Metropolis flap bag is the star product of this said collection. Available in five colours like gold and a deep red, customers can personalise the bag by selecting from nine statement-making flap designs. Each of these is inspired by a different music genre from the ’20s through the early aughts, but whichever you choose, the result always ends up as fun conversation starters.
#1: The '20s
Inspired by the age of Charleston and the flashy wardrobes of performers like Josephine Baker, this nappa leather flap is studded with crystals and the number “20” galvanised in light gold.
#2: The '30s
As a nod to the glamour of the Jazz Age, the PVC flap is lined with ivory-coloured mink fur. The inscription “30” is laser-etched onto the bag.
#3: The '40s
Swing music + pin-up girls = This flirty ruffled flap.
#4: The '50s
Nothing says rock ‘n’ roll quite like a jukebox-inspired design.
#6: The '60s
Even if you’re not into the record revolution in music now, you can’t deny the kitsch-cool turntable design of this flap. The Union Jack motif in the background is a tribute to ’60s legend The Beatles.
#7: The '70s
The glitter fabric and mirrors of this flap design harks back to the disco chic of Studio 54.
#8: The '80s
The punk and New Wave spirit of the decade resulted in this heart-shaped patch fastened with safety pins and metal studs.
#9: The '90s
Remember the era of Tupac and TLC? That hip-hop swagger is interpreted here with a football jersey-inspired flap.
#10: The '00s
For the aughts, Furla creates a robot-inspired design in silver laminate.