Issey Miyake is one of the few Japanese luxury fashion brands that you can count on for technological expertise in each beautifully-made product. The brand breathed new life into pleats (with its subline Pleats Please) and introduced the bestselling Bao Bao bag that sports a unique three-dimensional structure. If you haven’t heard of the Bao Bao, read more here on how you can get this It bag.
What makes the Bao Bao interesting is its intriguing 3D puzzle-like construction, entirely made from inter-connected triangular pieces of fabric. No surprise as to how many fakes/knockoffs spotted in the market. But another brand that’s referencing Issey Miyake’s design aesthetic is none other than Adidas.
Those who’ve always wanted to score Issey Miyake but don’t want to break the bank, opt for the Adidas Originals 3D Roll Top Back Pack for a similar silhouette. The faux leather back pack features an allover matte geometric pattern with panels that lend it a 3D effect — uncannily resembling Issey Miyake’s Bao Bao.
One thing we love about it is how it’s giving gym bags a fresh face. Its spacious main zip compartment means you can carry around your laptop and all your essentials, plus inner pockets are available for you to keep your phone, wallet, and keys in. Made for both men and women, the adjustable padded shoulder straps are made for easy carry, while the hook-and-roll top closure lends a sporty air to the overall design.
This particular design also comes in a drawstring option for casual days. Termed the 3D Gym Sack, it is shorter yet wider than the backpack, yet serves as the perfect accessory for days in and out thanks to its lightweight material.
While the Adidas Originals 3D Roll Top Backpack and Gym Sack can’t be modified into various fluid shapes like Issey Miyake’s Bao Bao, it’s still a good-looking dupe for those who are searching for a similar version but don’t want to spend too much. From what we’ve spotted, these bags are available in UK, so holler out to them if you’re interested in snapping one for yourself or as a gift.
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- Adidas x Issey Miyake 3D Roll Top Backpack – Burgundy, Adidas, GBP69.95, + Add To Wishlist
- Adidas x Issey Miyake 3D Gym Sack, Adidas, GBP49.95, + Add To Wishlist
- Adidas Issey Miyake 3D Roll Top Backpack – Black, Adidas, JPY11,869, + Add To Wishlist
- Adidas Issey Miyake 3D Roll Top Backpack – White, Adidas, JPY11,869, + Add To Wishlist
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