the last post sparked a mixed reaction and some interesting comments, and I felt that it needed a part two so that I could realy clarify the look that I had in my mind, involving the knapsack.. as much for myself as for anyone else!
the whole point is of taking a look than is seen as being "uncool" or outdated and flipping it on it's head. this kind of experimentation is what makes clothes and style so exciting, and keeps everyone on their toes. where would we be without the girls who step out in shiny leather granny loafers or baseball caps, pieces that cause people to stick their noses up and then realise that actually, worn with that dress is ratherfucking genius.
this knapsack isn't to be worn at school, (well, who's to say it's not, but I wanted to steer clear from that stereotype) it's to be worn in the vein of erin wasson, or the kickass girl from goldfrapp's caravan girl video. on hazy days in the summer holidays when a leathery handbag sticks to your arms. with tanned legs, sandals and needs-to-be-washed hair.
naturally the leather knapsack has that geeky stigma; it evokes those 'desperate-to-fit-in-complexs' that the majority of us held onto (or still do; it gets better, i promise) in our school years, and so the idea of finally embracing such a symbol of "loser-ness" seems a little alien. be brave!