25 May '11, 4pm

Miu Miu Hobo with Ostrich Flap: Elements of Style

Miu Miu Hobo with Ostrich Flap: Elements of Style

A bag with so many components at play is not usually my thing, but Miu Miu 's hobo has congruent, not opposing, elements that make it work together. Yes, there's a lot going on: the woven handle plus a threaded handle, buckled strap, and an ostrich flap, to name a few. But instead of grating, the effect is harmonious and interesting. The contrasting neutral colors and varying textures give the bag a richness that saturates the eye in a good way. The shoulder strap works in this case, since the curved top suggests a saddle bag. I don't even mind the second handle flopping over the front - it just adds casual charm. That buckle is actually just for looks, it doesn't fasten the flap to the bag but just dangles freely. The other end of the buckle snaps the front and back of the interior together - not sure for what purpose, maybe if you have a lot of stuff it prevents the fron...

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