Master-Piece Spring/Summer 2011

Three new subtly-detailed backpacks for trips around town and beyond


For an impromptu weekend trip or to get your Spring bag game tight early, Japanese label Master-piece’s latest collection includes a handful of backpacks that add under-the-radar styling and surprising details.


The Over V4 Tyrol (starting at £180) keeps it classic with blue canvas, tan suede and a subtle Navajo-print stripe accent that suggests a family trip to Yosemite in the ’80s.


A new take on the roll-top—a variation on a school-age look that the fashion world has increasingly adopted of late—mixes nylon with suede for a monchrome bag with lots of useful pockets (£185). The fuschia hue makes a good choice for a tropical climate or any situation that calls for an unexpected jolt of color.


For a stealth look with a twist, Master-piece does timeless camo (£170) in a montone navy colorway with navy suede accents. Complimenting any minimalist look well, the roomy bag has two compartments that would make it a good everyday pick.