May 11, 2007

Fanny Packs - making a comeback?

Remember when you were growing up in the 80's, the fanny pack was everywhere? People used it as a bag to carry things while working out or just everyday use really and even today, it can still be seen on the hips of Hawkers in Singapore.

An example of a regular Fanny pack.

Even as a child with no fashion sense, I abhorred fanny packs - they were just utilitarian pieces made of nylon and zips, with no nods towards style. So, when I read this article in the New York Times A New Attitude for the Hip I was surprised and somewhat impressed. I did further research and found which states that "the fashion iconoclast" is back".

First, I will show you some pictures that the NYT article showed - Fanny packs made with chic new shapes and some proper styling.

The above fanny pack is called the "Ammo Pack" from the line Number (N)ine by Japanese designer Takahiro Miyashita. I really liked the earth tones of the washed leather and the fact that it looks nothing like a typical fanny pack.

The above neon version is from Kris Van Assche. I think this version is perhaps a brighter nod to the old Fanny Pack and rather spoils the look of the whole suit. Not feeling this one at all.

Philip Lim shines with this belt clutch version of the fanny pack. I can see myself rocking this while out clubbing!

The above oversized coin purse version of a fanny pack is a creation by Alice Roi. NYT reports that the oversize coin purses were inspired by the notion of a chic French thief. I love that!! Alice Roi also stated to NYT that “I never saw the point of carrying around a 500-pound bag,” she said. “Technology has gone hands-free. Why not baggage?” True, true.

And here are some fanny packs from I definitely can see that these bags are a step up - looks well made, chic yet functional! Oh and states that the bags are constructed in strict compliance with fair trade standards for a hands free world that is a little more humanitarian. Indeed.

The Morris Fanny pack.

The Slater Fanny pack.


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