Friday, 16 January 2009

Designer Printed Bags

There have been alot of printed bags around lately. Some make a politcal statement like this Vivienne Westwood from the Autumn/winter 08/09 catwalk show.

Its printed in an amateur, almost childlike way drawing alot of attention to the idea of luxury in iteself.

Some of these bags were seen on the streets during catwalk season in Milan.

The YSL letter printed shopper has a hand-drawn graphic in the form of a Paris address which is rather modestly scribbled on.

Free Arts NYC and Tommy Hilfiger collaborated on this bag, featuring an image by artist Jeremy Blake. You can buy them at Tommy Hilfiger stores or at–with all the proceeds going towards a new Free Arts NYC photography program for low-income children in New York City.

This is the Prada Fairies print bag a collaboration with artist James Jean. The graphic has a tatoo-like feel almost like day dreamed sketch that never got finished. Nonetheless, its beautiful peice.

Here are a couple more bags seen on the streets of Berlin during fashion week. The photo realistic print syle is a process which i'm sure is going to be exploited alot more in the future as the technology available makes almost anything possible.

I like the simple message of this bag with the Fragile printed on a cartoon-like wood crate background. The humourous message is simple and eye-catching.

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