Pockets Full Of Style
by ABARA Team on Jan 14, 2023
Dear Ms Trendy,
It is looking set to be a utilitarian season! This Spring, we see the return of the cargo pant, which was last trendy in the previous century, 1990s or thereabouts. This season, we see Prada and Louis Vuitton putting pouches on skirts like fanny packs, while at Fendi and Sacai new spins were given on a more traditional cargo pant.
You could of course trace this trend to the ongoing luxury bags trend for the mini bag, such as ABARA’s Bow Accordion Mini. Pockets on clothes, including ballgowns, have become a must, especially in light of mini bags and clutch bags, the little nothings that fit little more than a credit card and a lip gloss. People just needed places to carry other essentials – alcohol wipes and hygiene masks, for instance.
The earliest iteration of the cargo pant was the battledress worn by British soldiers in the 1930s. The large pockets characteristic of cargo pants were originally designed for British forces to hold field dressings, maps, and other items. The concept was copied in the U.S. Paratrooper uniform to allow more room to hold rations and extra ammunition. The multi-pocketed utilitarian trousers began to be worn as casual streetwear and sportswear in the 1970s, and cargo pants became a popular fashion trend in the 1980s and forward into the 1990s as part of the Grunge look.
If you buy one thing for spring, make it a pair of multi-pocketed cargo pants. Fast fashion is flooded with cargo pants right now, and luxury examples include versions from Fendi, Givenchy and Versace. On a variation, you can also opt for a cargo skirt, which come plentiful with pockets at Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton, and rendered in top-of-the-range tweed at Chanel. And if you really want to take this trend a level up, our fashion tip is to wear it with a mini bag, a mini clutch bag, or a mini belt bag.
One of Singapore’s best luxury belt bags for women is ABARA’s Bow Accordion Mini. This is the perfect luxury bag for the cargo trousers style because its clever design includes versatile straps for it to be fashioned into a sling bag, or a clutch bag. As one of ABARA’s signature bags, it comes in a variety of rich materials, such as calfskin, monogram canvas, glazed croco leather as well as the precious croco leather finished in Snow Antique Natural.