Long gone are the days when men were mocked or shamed for wearing handbags; in fact, today, bags of all shapes, sizes, colours and designs are being rocked by dapper gents and stylish menfolk all around the world.
And with the rise in popularity of bags for men, new trends are consistently popping up on the scene, prompted by the menswear catwalks in the leading fashion capitals of New York, Milan, London and Paris.
Read on for a glimpse of some of the hottest trends for men’s bags for AW2018. This season there are man bags to suit every style, taste and occasion, including retro seventies-style totes by Gucci, Burberry and Fendi, over-the-shoulder camera bags by Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry which double up to carry necessities, high function glorified camping backpacks by JW Anderson, Marni and Dior and gender fluid man bags such as the Sac de Jour in navy blue grained leather by Saint Laurent or the GG Marmont Quilted leather belt bag by Gucci.
Versace really took gender fluidity with a gorgeous little men’s clutch. Bum bags were also big this season with fabulous blue and red backpack-style bum bag by Perry Ellis, while designers such as Fendi went for miniature box-shaped designs, worn high and close to the body.
As for colour hues, this season its all about the browns, beiges and taupes, especially on the catwalks in Paris, Milan and London, where Craig Green presented on-trend brown bum bags, sophisticated dark brown bags dominated at Marni in Milan and chocolate rich brown bags matched chocolate hued suits at Ermenegildo Zegna. Giorgio Armani also went for brown shades in their accessories collection for AW2018, while the look du jour at the Louis Vuitton show in Paris was all taupe and beige suede