Last year was all about the so-called “return” of the backpack — let’s be honest, it’s never really gone anywhere — but Burberry’s new Rucksack is having a major moment right now. It was not only a hit on the Spring/Summer 2016 runway but with Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Taylor Swift, Sammi Cheng, Hilary Tsui and Charlene Choi too.
The Rucksack is both functional and lightweight with multi-zip pockets and its water-repellent finish makes it perfect for rainy weather — especially since it’s the wettest it’s been in Hong Kong on record since 1887. What sets it apart from your standard nylon backpack is that you can get up to three gold and black varsity letters monogrammed onto bag, much like their personalised cashmere scarves.
There are currently two sizes: the Large Rucksack available in black and the Small Rucksack available in both black and red. Other colours such as canvas green, navy and burgundy red as well as a Medium Rucksack variation will be rolled out throughout the season. There will also be a version for men in a colour palette of black, canvas green, ink blue and steel blue from this month onwards.
The Large Rucksack in black (the most coveted and cool-status worthy) is currently available for HK$11,500 (plus an additional HK$650 for the monogramming service) online.