For the hustle and bustle of our modern lifestyle, backpacks are a lifesaver – an easy and stylish everyday solution to carry gadgets and more. This versatile item can loosen-up tailored ensembles or finish-off casual looks. It’s a perennial favourite with the fashion pack, with a wealth of designers reinventing this time-honoured bag, backpacks are now both fiercely functional as well as being statement pieces.

This season, we’re offering a diverse range of backpacks to suit every taste, from elegant leather ones in muted tones, to more animated, graphic styles. For those seeking a quieter but nevertheless impactful statement, our selection of Alexander McQueen black-leather backpacks, with ribcage-shape embossing and studded pockets on premium black leather, will do the trick. And if you are looking for a “forever” bag that is wearable with any look from your closet, the Lanvin black grained-leather design, with elegantly placed fastenings and a convenient drawstring closure, makes a faithful daily companion.

Another sleek and modern range of backpacks comes from Canadian brand WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie – the brand’s organic cotton canvas and premium leather backpacks are destined to become a classic. With clever design elements, like an angled front zip or a hidden abstract pattern, the bags are polished and eternally stylish. Meanwhile, Valentino’s backpacks bring wit and humour to the mix, with superhero motifs and camouflage prints on exquisitely structured leather and canvas. As such, this season’s backpacks couldn’t be further from their schoolboy origins, made from premium fabrics and showcasing inventive designs, they’re a no-brainer for the modern man.