Leader of the Pack
FROM THE HOLIDAY EDIT’S WILD DESIGNS COMES BAMIN’S QUIETER HURRAH
Birthed from the cool mash-up and remix culture, BAMIN—short for Build and Make It Now—is bringing something new into its domain, with designer Robert Cordero teasing followers with new designs on Instagram last month. “Our bags are modular, which can be customized to your functional and aesthetic needs at any given time anywhere. It’s hyper-personal because it’s always you, all the time,” says Cordero. After launching his successful Holiday Edit collection that showcased a range of wild prints for the arty entrepreneur, the New York-based Filipino designer debuted a series of customized leather backpacks on BAMIN’s Instagram. Various leather designs have been spotted, from a backpack in gray wool and marbled leather to plain or printed leather.