This Designer Just Made a 25p Ikea Bag the Most Fashionable Thing on Earth
Balenciaga's Men's Spring 2017 show was filled with enormous oversize bags and vibrant colours, but one item sticks out as particularly familiar. The cobalt-blue Arena Creased-Leather Holdall (£1,365) bag resembles a staple of our favourite affordable furniture store, Ikea. The Frakta large blue shopping bag from Ikea is a customer favourite for moving, storing, and even doing laundry.
It's interesting that Balenciaga would reimagine the 25 pence bag in luxe leather, but seems fitting coming from Demna Gvasalia. The designer frequently draws inspiration from streetwear and famously re-worked the popular Champion tracksuit for Vetements. If you've always admired the aesthetic of the iconic Ikea bag, this leather version features a zip closure to keep all of your (presumably numerous) possessions out of harm's way.