Functional Style

Big name designers are looking at the practical side, taking utilitarian details and interpreting them into accessories of all kinds.

Alexander Wang takes the construction worker’s tool belt to a new level with his version in lemon yellow leather, replete with

storage for everything from coins to keys.


Christopher Kane uses straps and plastic clips to secure his sleek, and modern take on the clutch.


This “charming” brooch by Marc Jacobs holds everything from safety pins to guitar picks.


Coach gets functional with their latest riff on the work boot. The thick rubber sole is ribbed for traction, and the fur lining and hardware add a chic touch.


Backpacks are back with a vengeance, and House Of Holland adds heavy gauged zippers for extra functionality.


Giuseppe Zanotti lets you protect your back and store your stuff, with his zip around corset style belt.


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One Response to “Functional Style”

  1. styleuniverseeverything Says:

    Great post. I’m all for good-looking practical and functional fashion. I do have an issue with the Alexander Wang tool belt though. To be used as a bag in the city, it would not be too practical: one of my main concerns when choosing a way of carrying my belongings is how well it protects against theft. This looks like a pickpocket’s dream!

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