Sandqvist SS13 Bag Collection
With hipster styling currently dominating the East End and street styles further afield, it’s no surprise that the trendiest accessories brands have seen a surge in popularity. One such brand is Sweden’s Sandqvist.
Founded in 2004 by Anton Sandqvist, the brand utilises Nordic surroundings and influences to develop practical urban bags and accessories that appeal to ones playful side. Constructed in the finest quality leathers and fabrics, designs often feature widely contrasting colours along with modern fastenings.
A unique element that aids the brand’s appeal is the wide range of styles on offer. With messenger, backpack and weekend bags forming a minor part of what’s on offer, there really is something for everyone.
Whilst bags remain at the forefront of the brand, other accessories form a substantial part of what Sandqvist has to offer. Wash bags, iPad cases and wallets are designed and constructed to deliver the same level of appeal and practicality.
Spring 2013 sees recognisable Sandqvist detailing incorporated onto quirky shapes and alternative fabrics. Backpacks appear rigid in sharp black leathers, whilst cognac coloured briefcases are given straps to double as backpacks. Tan leather remains the continued fabric of choice, ensuring each design maintains its timeless quality and bold detailing.
When purchasing a Sandqvist piece you are investing in an item as much as a state of mind. With the Swedish sense of style prevalent throughout, it’s impossible not to adopt an element of the laid back and understated.