The Fall/Winter 2024 Men’s Fashion season was a belter one for bags, from Prada’s practical waist packs (and waistband bags), to JW Anderson’s cat-emblazoned carriers and KidSuper’s double duffle bag goodness, there were plenty of beautiful bags to get excited. Keep reading to see what caught Culted’s eye during the Fall/Winter 2024 season.
Prada was obsessed with waistbands
Prada is a powerhouse when it comes to beautiful bags, so it should come as no surprise that the Italian luxury label made the list. With a collection that fused the outdoors with the office, practicality was front and centre, seen through square-shaped waist bags, which felt like a poignant nod to the brand’s archive.
The practical style was elevated for the runway, exchanging the usual fastening mechanisms for a leather strap and buckle. This was as ready for the mountains as the morning commute and brought some of Prada’s timeless cool to the corporate monotony.
Another highlight from the Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons-designed collection was a roomy leather tote, which incorporated waistband-style leather detailing to the top of the bag. A belt was threaded through belt loops, which danced around its wearer’s hand. Sure, it wasn’t as practical as its fanny-pack adjacent predecessor, but it was a fashionable dose of fun that livened up the runway.
JW Anderson’s purrfect tote bags
JW Anderson’s Fall/Winter 2024 was inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 erotic drama, Eyes Wide Shut. Not only was the film rooted in desire – a feeling have for this bag – but it also features paintings of Kubrick’s cat. This same painting was applied onto roomy rounded totes, which became a portable canvas, contrasting striking feline features with the blue sky in the background. This one gets a yes from us.
Gucci’s crossbody Jackie bags
Gucci Creative Director Sabato De Sarno filled his debut womenswear collection with Ancora red Jackie bags, which fashion fans welcomed with open arms, given the bag’s effortlessly cool status. The legendary bag was first released in the 1960s and has remained relevant with its stylish staying power ever since.
For his FW24 menswear debut, De Sarno blew up the Jackie bag to sizable proportions, injecting the House classic with a bit of crossbody cool. These bad boys arrived in black, Ancora red, lime green, and a patent camel colour, and we couldn’t get enough of them.
JORDANLUCA’s spikey shoulder bags
JORDANLUCA’s Milan Fashion Week showcase got everyone talking. It balanced a London-meets-Milan tailored elegance with a subcultural, club-ready cool, a balance the brand does so well.
The mohawk mania seen on the models was extended into its bag offering, too, with relaxed briefcase-style bags carried with a shoulder strap, with a leather excess trailing on the floor below. The buckles mirrored the towering hairstyles worn by models and added to the attitude seen on the catwalk.
KidSuper doubled up on duffles
KidSuper’s Fall/Winter 2024 show was an all-out spectacle. It fused the worlds of fashion, music, football and art in a daring design display, which saw clothes unravel, a Giggs-produced addition to the soundtrack, and even a Ronaldinho appearance.
When it came to bags, mini and medium duffles stole the show, serving as a rounded canvas for Creative Director Colm Dillane’s colourful creations. Some models carried two, doubling up on the duffle-filled display that went down a treat.
Issey Miyake made carrying things cool
HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE was a lesson in movement, with loose-fitting garments displaying artwork from Issey Miyake collaborator Ronan Bouroullec, whose paintings featured across garments.
There were bouncy pleated shoulder bags, which continued the movement-focused display, but a real highlight was the cushions carried across models’ chests. They featured zip detailing to the top, and while we can’t say for certain they are a bag in the strictest sense, it can hold a thing or two, so it’s good enough for us.
LOEWE’s arty totes
Jonathan Anderson knows a thing or two about art, and teamed up with American artist Richard Hawkins for LOEWE Fall/Winter 2024. Hawkins is known for his references to pop culture and pornography, with his work lining the show space.
Anderson applied Hawkins’ collage work onto a roomy LOEWE Puzzle tote, where colours collided across the leather carrier, with faces finished with blue paint. Brown handles ensured the muted familiarity we associate with the Puzzle bag was present, grounding the standout accessory in the leather-making legacy of the House of LOEWE.
Kiko Kostadinov’s sexy satchels
Kiko Kostadinov‘s conceptual coolness gripped showgoers as models stormed the catwalk to thumping techno music at 10:00 am on the penultimate day of Paris Fashion Week Men’s. Between the asymmetrical outerwear and solid footwear, there was an angular satchel that stole the show.
The cross-body bag featured straps that wove together two leather strips and featured beaded accents, introducing a quirky kitsch coolness to Kostadinov’s menswear manifesto. The bag filled its wearers’ back with a fold-over flap, adding to its fabulous features. With a pink and black iteration seen on the catwalk, we don’t think we’ll forget about these soon.
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