Throwback Thursday Tribute
The Fanny Pack!
Typically I use throwback Thursday as a day to pay tribute to some amazing fashionista of fashionisto for their amazing sense of style. Today I’m doing things a little different as I was inspired by the Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2014 line. Karl Lagerfeld and his genius has decided to do something unorthodox by celebrating a throwback with intentions on being reborn. Chanel included the infamous Fanny Pack to it’s Haute Couture show!
This is a completely ballsy yet brilliant move! Check out the trend revisited below and share if you would Rock it or Knock it! Is is a trend to revisit as it’s being spotlighted by one of the amazing design houses Chanel? Or is this a trend to just get people talking BUT not wearing? Weigh in please!
The Fanny Pack, belt pack, waistpack, phanny pack, belly pack and whatever other name we’ve called it over the years reached a peak of popularity in the late 80’s going into 90’s. It’s name derived “from the fact that they were traditionally worn facing the rear above the buttocks, for which “fanny” is a slang term in the United States. ”
It was known as the item to distinguish tourists as many tourists wore for ease of travel and storage of money. In 2011 it tried to make a comeback with designers labeling them as “belt satchels” or even “hands free bags” with an offering price up to almost $2000. But just as some trends that were revisited before, the fad fizzled. But now it’s revisited by one of the most influential designers… Karl Lagerfeld! What will the fad do now?
Source for photos above: Source: IMAXtree
Check out some Fanny Packs over the years… Even worn stylishly by hot celebs as Rihanna.
So what do you think? Fashion forward or should we leave it behind? Rock it or Knock it?