Bags Trend Forecasting – AW 2017/18 – Caravan ClanMigrant nomads, modern warriors of streetwear, founders of the Outdoor style, in all shapes and sizes. Tribes that travel across […]

May 13, 2016

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Migrant nomads, modern warriors of streetwear, founders of the Outdoor style, in all shapes and sizes. Tribes that travel across extreme and contemporary countries. Folkish tribalism as predicted by The Armory Show in New York. The turbulent Middle East, amid conflicts and destruction. The West infused with electronic interferences and cultural and religious clashes. Adventurous style, between ethnicity and folklore, between arrogant and rebellious outdoor and combat styles.
Brutal interpretation of the mixed ethnic underground. A wild street style proposed by young international designers who interpret the local craftsmanship.

Colours

Rich and precious shades. Bright and vivid reds, oranges and yellows. Preference for a rich palette of winter colours that renew the classics, with bold, strong hues.

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Materials

The world of vegetable-tanned leather, natural and authentic, thickened, processed and enriched by processes and treatments. The colours and textures are crucial to highlight used and vintage effects and experiments. Worn and chiselled, brocade and lasered lace, greased cowhide and oiled half calves. A mix of colours and textures, especially in fur and wool. The style as a whole suggests a scramble of materials and volumes with manual techniques and experimental overlapping of exquisite workmanship. Paints and removal treatments apply new fluorescent pigments and metallic crackling effects. Oxidations and colour surprises on leather with printed grains and on the components mixed with multi-coloured plexiglas.

Bag Shapes

The Caravan tribe mixes outdoor carryalls and backpacks with clutches and messenger bags without handles. Bucket bags and oversized travel totes. Rigid and reinforced bottoms for bags made with very rich and luxurious materials. The leather has to show its consistency by displaying the raw edges only in some points of the volume. Round shoulder bags, with evident zips, garment dyed or printed with different textures.

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