Are you a quilted bag lover?
With the freezing cold this week I would combine my quilted bag with a quilted coat and quilted trousers 😅
When we hear the word quilting most of us will immediately think about those cosy fluffy and warm blankets. Quilted fabrics have this 3D effect and can be very elaborated. The diamond pattern is probably the most common one. Although most patterns are symmetrical and have geometric shapes, you can be creative and have abstract patterns. Quilting can be considered one of the first examples of upcycling, as it has historically made extensive use of remnants and offcuts for the creation of new products.
Quilted bags have been fashionable for a long time and that’s not about to change any time soon. The most iconic quilted bag is probably the Chanel 2.55, a singular rectangular shape created by Gabrielle Chanel in February 1955, hence the name. The quilted textured was inspired by the equestrian spirit with a signature chain and the Mademoiselle turnlock.
But not only Chanel had an iconic quilted bag. For example: Bottega Veneta's cassette bag with its revamped Intrecciato weave has also become a style must-have.
So stating that quilted bags are a trend is difficult when they have been timeless. What makes them a trend this winter, is that you will find them in all sizes and shapes. From a small rectangular shape to oversize tote bags. Also colour wise you will find them in electric blues or fresh greens. But mostly, the quilting looks extra fluffy and soft, almost like mini blankets.
There is a quilted bag for everyone.