Apart from the standout metallic sculptor by Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama, and the techno-futuristic finale at the Dior Men pre-fall 2019 show in Tokyo, there was one particular accessory that stood out: the metallic Saddle bag. Not much is known about the latest iteration of Dior’s iconic bag—we still have slightly less than a year before the collection is made available in Dior boutiques—but what we’ve heard from insiders is that the bag is likely to cost around SGD48,000.
To be honest, it’s not a surprise, considering that Kim Jones’ upcoming debut collection for spring/summer 2019, emphasises on haute couture techniques. For something that’s done in collaboration with one of Japan’s leading artists, and in such a reflective treatment, the pre-fall 2019 Saddle bag is poised to be one of the most coveted pieces next year.
Not convinced on spending SGD48,000 on a Saddle bag from the future? Here are some other things you could spend that money on.
Four leather horse saddle by Hermès (approximately SGD9,700 each)
You could get four saddles from a luxury house that started out with crafting equestrian paraphernalia, or you’d probably be able to purchase just the one saddle and a horse with SGD48,000.
13 leather biker jackets by JW Anderson x Gilbert & George (approximately SGD3,550 via MATCHESFASHION.com)
If you’d rather ride a bike, nothing is more stylishly essential than a leather biker jacket. JW Anderson’s collaboration with artists Gilbert & George lends an artistic interpretation to the classic.
44 cotton trousers by Vivienne Westwood & Burberry (SGD1,080 each)
Burberry’s capsule collection with Britain’s queen of punk is being quickly snapped up. But it’s not because it’s just another hyped-up collaboration; the pieces are relevant and is quite the perfect marriage of two Brit icons. Zipped details and plastic pockets make this pair of trousers a step up from your regular Burberry fits.
56 polyurethane sneakers by Maison Margiela (approximately SGD854 each via Farfetch)
They’re not done in the same way the metallic Dior Men Saddle bag was, but if you’re looking to take on the reflective trend next year (we have a feeling that it’s going to be quite a thing for 2019), a pair or 56 pairs of Maison Margiela’s reflective sneakers would be a good place to start with.
84 wool and cashmere bucket hats by Prada (approximately SGD570 each via Mr Porter)
Just like how the Saddle bag is far removed from its original inspiration’s purpose, so is Prada’s bucket hat. This wool and cashmere version won’t be protecting your head from significant rainfall, but with 84 pieces, what’s one wet (and possibly smelly) hat?
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