Contributing Monkie Sarah Backhouse
Published on January 31, 2008
If you’ve been following my columns (I won’t mention you three by name here), you’re aware of the roadblocks I’ve faced in my effort to embrace a completely “G” Lifestyle. In the realm of fashion, my frustration can be summed up in two words and a particle: bags and shoes. To speak frankly, giving up leather in exchange for PVC just isn’t an attractive proposition.
I want to want these new green creations in the same way I covet a Gary Harvey dress or Elsom jeans or an Arcona oxygen therapy facial.
Well, my cries of disappointment must have been heard all way to Montreal (I’ll admit to having a loud voice). Canada-based bag designers Matt and Nat’s Spring 2008 collection may just solve my sartorial dilemmas (and possibly create credit-related ones).
While the exquisite designs of their Kravitz, Kurosawa and Bjork handbags almost have me eating humble pie, it’s their new line, RE-RUN — nylon made from 100% recycled water bottles — that catches my attention. The Mahatma yoga bag is already on my Christmas list (Santa’s Hindu, right?). Similarly, the Japanese Paper line — comprised of 100% polyester — has got me all hot pink. Love the Vicious bag and could easily go for an Autobahn.
Finally, the highly desirable Linen line. That one’s a no-brainer. (And while you’re at it, Santa, I’d also like a Radiohead.)