Would You Wear A Designer Fanny Pack?


August 24, 2017 | BY AFP

Once associated with kitschy tourist gear, the controversial retro accessory is back with a high-fashion twist.

The revival of the fanny pack—also known as the bum bag, the waist bag or the belt bag—has been on the cards for a while, with major fashion houses Louis Vuitton, Alexander Wang and Gucci giving the design a designer revamp in recent catwalk collections. Celebrities from Rihanna to Jared Leto and Katie Holmes have all been spotted teaming their outfits with the practical accessories, but Instagram “It” girls Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid have been its most strident champions.

Fanny packs are a convenient companion to the off-duty athleisure trend that the pair are so well known for, and can hold all the essentials without being bulky or cumbersome, so it's no surprise that they have taken to wearing them around town. No longer meant to just be worn on the waist alone, you can even mix things up by slinging them over yourshoulders or wearing them as cross-body bags for a unique take on the trend.

If you are ready to give the fanny pack a(nother) chance then there are plenty of options to choose from. Alternatively, you could channel everyone's favorite street style star Leonardo DiCaprio, who caused widespread amusement and a few raised eyebrows earlier this month when he was spotted with his own handmade fanny pack fashioned from a good old plastic bag.


Additional reporting by Cheryl Chan