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Each lucky attendee at Loewe's F/W 18 show during Paris Fashion Week received a copy of one of five classic novels: Madame Bovary, Wuthering Heights, Dracula, Heart of Darkness, or Don Quixote. The literary gift was inspired by the brand's latest campaign, in which the iconic books made cameos alongside the models.
It was fitting, then, that one of the standout accessories from the show was perfectly designed to hold all these novels (and much more): oversize leather backpacks. Rendered in white, camel, navy, and black, the backpacks were styled with gauzy dresses, cool track pants, and more. In other words, I need to get my hands on one ASAP. Read on to see the trend in action, plus other highlights from the show.