Finalist of Who is on Next? 2016
Australian-born Alan Buanne graduated from Polimoda with a degree in Footwear and Accessories Design, and has designed footwear for Peter Pilotto, House Of Holland and Nicholas Kirkwood. His first collection of bags is inspired by a city man who is constantly looking for functional accessories and style. There are eight bags in the group: the first seven are for every day of the week and the eighth is for leisure – a rucksack that converts into a messenger and travel bag. Linear, geometric and hi-tech, in elegant total black leather and technical rubber, his creations are meticulously designed down to the tiniest detail: a microchip to locate them in case of loss, slip-proof handles and linings developed to help organize – and find – what’s inside.