Case by Case

>> Along with the rest of the coo-ing fashion blogosphere, I swooned over LCF graduate's Sarah Williams' BEAUTIFUL luggage that defied all logic and instead took pride in applying historical craftsmanship to the most mind-bending shapes that are out there.  She subsequently went on to win the award in the accessories category at the ITS9 competition in Trieste.  That said, I think she's taking baby steps in getting her luggage to the stage where us mere mortals might have an ickle chance of buying one because for now, everything is made-to-order.

Williams has left a taste for unconventionally shaped luggage in my mouth and so I turn to Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair who came up trumps with the most delightful Liberty print covered trunk that winged home with me from Stockholm Fashion Week in August.  Once again, they've collaborated with Swedish luggage maker Alstermo Bruk and have come up with two new case shapes – 'Typewriter' and 'Skew', titled aptly.  I particularly like how the 'Skew' case has the right amount of wonkiness in it, looking like a 'proper' case whilst possessing the dimensions of a warped rectangle that would turn heads on any train platform (for some reason I can only associate pretty hard cases with train travel and soft, crappy functional ones with flying).   

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On a completely unrelated note, these junior baggy trousers, a miniature version of Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair's adult ones are ridiculously cute.  Or ridiculously cute on this particular child here… any tot-tot and said tot-tot's parents would appreciate sturdy trews like these…

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39 Replies to “Case by Case”

  1. Love those cases! That gif is so cute!
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  2. That luggage is so amazing. They remind of an instrument case. Oh, and the trousers are too cute as well, my nephew would look awesome in them.
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  3. Cool suitcases! And those trews! So tempted to buy one for my little girl, but she’s only 7 months old…wonder if I’ll remember them in 2 1/2 years time if I buy them now 🙂
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  4. Gosh, Sarah William’s cases seem so elegant, even Edwardian. And as for Alstermo Bruk’s cases, I can’t help loving them because, like Daywalker,I spent ALL my school years carrying a bag like those – the ubiquitous Globite http://vintagecaravans.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=Memorabilia2&action=display&thread=3084,long since out of production, which was made, I believe,out of pressed cane fibre, a waste byproduct from the Australian sugarcane industry. The Globite was the perfect bag- it didn’t crush the corners of your 15-20kg of hardcover text books, you could sit on it at the bus stop and train station, and it was virtually indestructible, as we proved countless times by throwing our bags on and off said buses and trains prior to alighting(no self-closing doors in those days!). The secret was those pyramid corner reinforcers-I could kiss them!

  5. you could sit on it at the bus stop and train station, and it was virtually indestructible, as we proved countless times by throwing our bags on and off said buses and trains prior to alighting

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