For centuries, women have lived with the pain of waist-whittling corsets (or the modern ugly sausage casings known as Spanx) . While mile-high heels and back-breaking, budget busting bags have sent some of us to an orthopedic specialist or for rehab, spring/summer 2013
collections signal shoulder and wrist strain may be on the wane with the return of the backpack. (Even Jane Birkin admits to wrist woes from her Birkin).
Add the debutante slouch of Max Mara’s essential 10180 camel polo coat and a pair of flat, smoking slippers and you have classic comfort chic for busy lives and punishing concrete sidewals. Yes, prices still hurt and the Hermes backpack (or rucksack as the books and everything else carriers are known in the U.K) is as expected the best of breed.