Tuesday 2nd January

| BY Richard Gray

Ten Commandments: Kenzo’s Storage Solution

10CKenzo2Techno surfing in the Antarctic? Over to Kenzo for some seriously bonkers but brilliantly executed thoughts on clothes that marry Hawaii and Antarctica in one of the design duo’s best shows yet. This bag – bag one of a series of superlative accessories – takes the colours of the snowy tundra (grey and black, some blue) and the aurora borealis (orange) and sews them into a surfer’s backpack. That K for Kenzo is a bonus, and see those black rubber “pebbles” on the bottom? If you are outside the pub and put your bag down to pick up your pint, these will keep it out of the chewing gum and other gag-inducing pavement detritus. And that Kenzo black leather branding on the front actually peels off – well, “Velcros off” – to reveal white Velcro with Kenzo written in that, too. What it lacks in height it makes up for in volume. This thing can carry a lot. Just like Mary Poppins was able to pull all kinds of tat from her handbag, you will, too: gym kit, laptop, antique wooden hat stand… The handle also has those rubber pebbles, but these are padded and squishy, so however heavy your gym kit, laptop and hat stand are, you’ll never feel the pain again. God in heaven, the times we’ve suffered Sausage Finger Syndrome from carrying an overstuffed backpack. Damn those antique wooden hat stands.

Taken from the latest issue of 10 Men, REBEL HEART, on newsstands now…

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