Here's The 411 On Y/Project's Accordion Bag
Y/Project has a knack for designing in-demand accessories. Thigh High boots are a favorite with ladies in general, but the brands tartan print boots are a favorite among celebrities like Detroit rapper Kash Koll and Love & Hip-Hop New York cast member JuJu. Rihanna has also pounded the pavement in Glenn Martens' (designer for Y/Project) exaggerated take on thigh highs. A grey pair styled with an oversized grey sweatshirt featuring a bustier top neckline walked in his SS19 runway show, but another accessory from the brand's spring collection is proving itself to be on of season's must-haves for fashion girls. Y/Project’s SS19 Accordion Leather Bag.
I first saw the bag in red on High Snobiety's Style Director Jan-Michael Quammie in a street style roundup during Fashion Month AW19 Show (Feb/March 2019). After a few --or more like 20-- different google searches to find out more about the bag in question I ended up finding this article on Buro247, a luxury fashion digital outlet, highlighting the accordion style bag as one of the best finds on Day 4 of PFW back in September when the bag made its runway debut. "Shaped like an accordion, with leather straps threaded through its pleats reinforced by steel grommets, the box-shaped bag is seen in two sizes-a large briefcase shape and a mini bucket bag," the article described the handbag.
It takes a lot more than a person or two to wear something and boom; it becomes a thing, but this is how trends start. On the runway models carry the Y/Project bags in several different ways from top handle to crossbody. The bag's unique shaping also make this accessory man bag appropriate for guys looking to add small touches of gender fluidity into their wardrobes. We've found the mini Y/Projects Accordion Leather bag style in black and red on Mytheresa.com, Farfetch.com, and ssence.com and stay tuned to this space as we track this bag trajectory on the street style scene.
Picture 3: Jan- Michael Quammie outside the Y/Projects show during Paris Fashion Week carrying a white Y/Project's Accordion Bag.