In 2018 where everyone and anyone routinely jet-sets for both business and pleasure, airport fashion has become a thing. Most end up carving out a uniform in order to get out the door ASAP — a finely tuned formula to nail that delicate balance of comfort and style. Enter: joggers, designer T-shirts, hype sneakers, and the must-have backpack of the season.
Of the latter, Fall/Winter 2018‘s selection has given us much more to love, with many designers introducing the backpack-crossbody hybrid. In a nutshell? This accessory looks like a backpack, functions like a backpack, but too, slings across the body like well, a crossbody bag. Although we’ve seen this multi-function prior with Louis Vuitton’s Palm Springs Mini, it’s now picking up the pace at a whole host of other brands (read: trend).
The likes of Burberry, Tod’s and Fendi have tacked on additional straps to their signature backpacks in name of versatility, while Prada, Moncler and Alexander Wang adopted the design purely for style points. That is, the accessory shaped like a backpack, but with the function of solely a crossbody. The verdict? We’re doubling down on both breeds.
Our favourites above.