Creative director Jonathan Anderson designs in quite a playful manner for both his eponymous label, as well as for Spanish fashion house Loewe. It's been put to greater effect of late, as his collections for both have dealt around youth-related themes, or have been designed through an insouciant lens for the modern audience. Case in point: the JW Anderson leather cap bag.
It's essentially a bag that's shaped like a traditional baseball cap—complete with six panels and a top button—and crafted in leather. The zipper runs along the brim, and the volume of the bag is concentrated within the space where one's head would fit in a traditional baseball cap. Which means, there's quite an ample amount of space for your belongings.
The cap bag was first seen on the runway of JW Anderson's autumn/winter 2019 womenswear collection. But it was most recently reinterpreted for the spring/summer 2020 menswear collection that was shown in Paris last month, in multi-coloured combinations. What's available for purchase now, are the plain variations in navy blue, black and brown—easier colourways to pull off, to be honest.
For SGD1,270, it's not exactly an extravagant amount for a leather bag. It's an odd piece of fashion, sure, but also something that's bound to be instantly recognisable (and a conversation starter).
But if the JW Anderson leather cap bag is not entirely your speed, here are some other options to spend that amount on.
0.85 of the leather Tabi glove bag by Maison Margiela (approximately SGD1,490 via SSENSE)
An iconic shoe has been turned into a bag, as an exclusive to SSENSE. If you've always appreciated Maison Margiela's Tabi footwear but found it too far-out, here's a tamer (well, slightly) alternative.
Two leather elephant charms by Loewe (SGD590 each)
A leather creation by Jonathan Anderson, but this time for Loewe, this elephant charm is one of many animals that Anderson has interpreted as leather goods for the fashion house. What's nifty about the charms is that they're actually functional. Get one to dress up a plain bag and it double up as an external pouch for coins (or AirPods).
Three Loubiphone Sneakers iPhone XS Max phone case by Christian Louboutin (approximately SGD360 each via MatchesFashion.com)
Here's a more visible way of showing off those iconic red soles that's been a hallmark of Christian Louboutin for decades. This particular iteration have graced the soles of Louboutin sneakers and will now be a fashionable feature in every mirror selfie that you take.
Six paper-effect backpacks by Human Made (approximately SGD192 via Mr Porter)
What looks like crumpled paper, is actually polyurethane. So there's definitely no worry about this backpack disintegrating into pulp on a rainy day.
49 two-pack cap carriers by New Era (SGD49 via Da'Cave Store)
Instead of a bag that's designed to look like a cap, this is a bag that holds up to two caps so that they don't get squashed. Wonder if it'll fit the JW Anderson leather cap bag though…
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