Food x Fashion: The Eat It EditBy Georgia Devon-Spick
From Cara’s birthday pizza onesie, to the flood of Moschino fries iPhone cases, ‘we are what we eat’ is no longer confined to the colonoscopic jargon of Gillian McKeith.
We can now ‘wear what we eat’.
From designer to high street, you can sport anything from Anya Hindmarch cereal-box clutches to Saucony burger trainers (yes, really). However, a concept so ordinary has proved controversial and Food Fashion is a bit like Marmite (sorry) – it’ll either have you wailing into your classic Chanel that ‘chic is dead’ or have you praising Jeremy Scott in Lichtenstein speech bubbles.
Food fashion divides people, to some it’s ‘playful’ and ‘fun’, for others it screams midlife crisis. Indeed, the food may be fast, but this concept as an art form certainly isn’t, so splash or invest, love it or hate it – foodie fashion is here to stay!
Here are our top 6 items that are good enough to eat:
Recently endorsed by the ultimate #WCW Daisy Lowe, Charlotte Simone’s Bon Bon Bags are a great fluffy accessory for the chilly months, and with their pastel shades they won’t look out of place during Spring too. Super-Bon!
From a cylinder clutch disguised as a packet of McVitie’s to a giant gold embossed Custard Cream, Anya’s fashionable confectionary would most probably have a Royal Warrant.
Featuring traditional British brands, her collection is guaranteed to inspire a strong sense of nostalgia. They’re Grrrreat.
With a variety of cases you can have your iPhone metamorphosized into a wonka style chocolate bar or printed with goggly-eyed doughnuts (why not?). Their milk bag is less than a 1/5th of the price of last season’s Chanel and will make you feel like you’ve stepped out of a 1940s advert. Caution: may bring boys to yard.
Hetfordshire-born Inspiral offers a modern print and a more substantial carrier for when you might need more than your keys. A twist on the boring backpack, their bags are both affordable and favourites of Bastille. Win.
Last season Kate Spade proved that Food Fashion doesn’t just exist in cartoon-like templates and primary colours. Her monochrome popcorn bag exuded vintage Hollywood glamour. This season, her champagne bucket is equally sophisticated and the perfect party companion for a BYOB event (don’t tell Mark Francis though).
This bag’s foodie links are not instantly discernable, but the second you unzip it you’ll see: it has its own bread holder. Its sleek and angular design makes it unisex. You bread it here first!