Old School Revival
90’s brand revival forms the basis of the design inspiration for Fall Winter 18 drawing reference to old school streetwear brands from a defining fashion era. Graphic logos and oversized branding add pre-millennial nostalgia to heritage shapes sourced from the Kipling archives. The season also references Kipling’s beginnings in 1987, embodying a young, carefree aesthetic revived in the ‘New Classics’ collection. Backpack styles delivered in bold primary colours compliment lightweight duffle bags in pastel variations, the perfect partner for the ‘Art of Exploring.’
Fashion and Function
Alongside the ‘New Classics,’ Kipling’s signature style, the ART M, has been reworked and updated. Taking inspiration from oversized shopper totes to deliver hidden depths of functionality. A bright injection of colour on the interior allows belongings to be found at ease with three individual pockets promoting ‘The Art of Busy’. A bag for the active working woman is born. Technology needs are fulfilled with a laptop and iPad sleeve, a mobile phone holder and two extra pouches for cables. Everyday necessities have been considered and delivered with three elasticated pockets for multiple uses, penholders, a water bottle holder, umbrella pocket and removable pouches. Black and taupe form the basis of the colour journey which are elevated from your usual everyday bag by the use of metallic.
Time to Shimmer and Shine
As the season reaches its crescendo, ‘The Art of Gifting’ delivers something special with a nod to the festive period. Sparkle and silver excites festivities with shimmer and shine. Metallic pouches provide gifting options in blush pinks while larger bags in glossy blacks are the perfect companion for holiday season vacations. Fun fluffy keyrings keep accessories playful whilst maintaining a level of sophistication with modern retro geo prints.
At 31 years young, Kipling was founded in Antwerp, in 1987 and is now sold in 68 countries across the globe. Taking their name from famed Jungle Book author, Rudyard Kipling, every bag comes with its own monkey mascot, each one named after a Kipling employee from around the world. Famous for providing stylish and beautiful bags for every occasion, a Kipling bag is sold every two seconds, somewhere in the world – that’s a lot of bags!