The Backpack, the Best Friend of Man

The backpack is the must-have accessory of the new collections for men

Three pieces of skin in the form of backpack, Louis Vuitton spring-summer 2014

The Junya Watanabe show last weekend in Paris made the alarm: complement par excellence of his collection was none other than the rucksack, appearing in practically every one of the looks of his models, in the form of maxirinoneras, charged in the hand or snug to your back. Could this be the accessory star next season?

Front leather straps, Gucci backpack

It seems: the backpack has been one of the guests silent but recurrent male gateways of Milan, London and Paris. Nothing crazy, on the other hand, taking into account that it is the version of the male bag more comfortable, versatile and possibly accessible to the majority of men. In practical terms, the backpack becomes the best friend when choosing an add one hundred percent useful and functional, capacious and easy to transport.

Backpacks and handbags Louis Vuitton, spring-summer 2013 fluorine

It is curious, however, see them combined with tailored suits, or American Apparel. The Watanabe go a step further and not only accompanied by the male outfit , they inspire it, giving rise to a collection of versatile garments, with pockets, rivets and cords that structure the main ornaments of each set, without affecting functionality. Each bag in the collection is the result of collaboration between the Japanese and the signature Seil Marschall, an authentic German classic, founded in 1896, with handcrafted pieces created by hand.

From left to right: The North Face, Herschel, Penfield, River Island, Herschel, Sandqvist, Fred Perry

More complicated are the combinations of Gucci, Lanvin and Louis Vuitton, also committed to the backpack as a complement to their tailoring garments. The third, trunks and suitcases of travel expert, is particularly prone to include backpacks in their parades: collection spring-summer 2013 Louis Vuitton became a potent catalogue of backpack Style Explorer, with rivets and fluorescent girths, woven raincoats and pockets tens.

From left to right: John Galliano, Gucci, Frankie Morello and Andrea Incontri

More conventional, the new proposal of the French House for next summer retrieves the essence of the brand with selected pieces in leather and fur, which combine elegantly with the suits in grey and blue that the firm keeps in the bedroom for the coming summer. Other interesting proposals? Versace, Fendi Philip Lim, among high-end firms, and Sandqvist, Herschel, Eastpack or The North Face in the streetwear.