From tailored blazers and oversized shirts to dad trainers, looting the boys’ closet especially in a time of blurring gender lines is very much in vogue— just ask Furla. Its latest Lady M tote bags, for instance, take after the tough-looking, motorcycle-inspired Mercurio line for him and boy, do they pack a punch.
With the silhouettes putting such a strong emphasis on structure, Lady M works around the rules and restrictions with some eclectic materials. The selection of crocodile-embossed leather, Nero, grey Asfalto or pink beige not only accords the totes with the luxury of textures but also colour contrasts.
Clever juxtaposing of clashing materials further elevates the range. There’s the discreet pairing of Fleu calfskin and Eracle leather that gives an illusion of a drawn contour, and there’s the more striking bag-in-a-bag concept that combines clear PVC exterior with the Fleu handles, strap and inside pouch.
Aside from the double handle, and a detachable and adjustable strap, the element of practicality of Lady M is accentuated through a couple of capacious inner compartments, a central zippered pocket, as well as drawstrings, embellished with polished metal hardware, to adjust the bag’s volume.