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Fashion reincarnated with the fanny pack
Bag gets a makeover as accessory
 
Published Thursday, January 10, 2013
by Khalia Wilkinson

The new millennium has experienced some very unique mergers of both fashions of the old and trends of the moment. In fact, I believe that the influence behind fashion being futuristic yet nostalgic is due to the high-tech era that we live in today. 

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Khalia Wilkinson

As a culture, we have grown accustom to the luxury of incorporating multiple pieces into our wardrobe; some garments have longevity, telling a story, while others are simply trends of the moment.


Although both retro and vintage looks are fun to play with, we are functioning in a time where generally everything that we do, is technologically based and/or involves technological elements. Technology has changed the way we create, do business, educate and even shop.  Economically, some consumers have found it to be more convenient to make purchases by shopping online, saving both time and money.  With tons of online options available, consumers are frequenting stores and malls less and scoring unique pieces virtually.


I believe that both socially and culturally, people have decided that it is best to purchase key pieces that will serve its purpose, remain in style, and hold its resistance (value, color, shape, design, etc.) over time. By combining something vintage with something new that has high-tech elements, (i.e. waterproof, breathable fabrics) fashion is experiencing a shift that it’s never seen before. 


For example, one vintage throwback “The Fanny Pack” has been reincarnated as the new, modern day men’s day bag or cross-body bag. This look is sleek and stylish with lots of storage making it both functional and socially accepted amongst ones’ peers.  Its design makes carrying tablets, cell phones, and other items convenient and easy to use. Both businessmen and students alike have found the convenience of it to be remarkable.  This look is a great example of how the old is truly meeting the new in such a modern way.


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