This past Sunday, I attended the Moncler Grenoble FW 2010 presentation, and being a bag person, I was immediately drawn towards the use of fanny packs. Let’s just say it was rather extensive. Models stood motionless on four levels of scaffolding; spotlights shone on different groups of them to the tune of classical and opera music. I daresay it was all very dramatic and lovely, since I’m a personal fan of Moncler, but I couldn’t help but wonder about the fanny packs. They were rather large and round, and I couldn’t help but wonder if the models had little heaters tucked inside them. Not that they would need heaters; if there’s anything Moncler is known for, it’s the warmth that their signature shiny puffers provide.

There’s no denying the chic of Moncler. Carine Roitfeld was at the presentation, looking every bit her insanely glamorous self; if that doesn’t indicate a serious spike in chicness, then I don’t know what does. You may remember the Fendi & Moncler Spy Handbag, that wonderfully bulbous incarnation of the coveted Spy. Is that any indication of the possible success of these fanny packs?

    

Though I loved the Moncler Spy and adore my own Moncler coat, I just can’t fathom the fanny pack being put to practical use in “a city atmosphere,” as Moncler Grenoble claims to be. Maybe it’s cute to hit the slopes, but the streets? Not so much. Perhaps I’m being a bit closed-minded, but the packs are just to big and too round to be taken seriously while firmly attached to someone’s waist. Keep in mind that this is coming from a girl who seriously considered purchasing a pair of Moncler booties. A Moncler belt with a small pouch I’d love. I’d rave after a Moncler crossbody, or even a ridiculously puffy tote. But I’m afraid I’m not a fan of the fanny.

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  • 19yearslater

    No, I can’t accept it. My grandma and dad use hip packs. I like bags and purses.

  • Courtney

    Be & D did a fanny pack for SS10 but with a twist. Its called the Taylor and comes with an adjustable strap so you can not only wear it as a fanny pack, but as a shoulder and/or cross body bag.
    To be honest I wasn’t into it at first. But after awhile I began to love and appreciate its versatility and I actually realized that I could pull off the fanny pack look (which I def didn’t think I was cool enough to do!)
    Look out for it in stores soon and let me know what you think!

  • karin

    oh my, looks like one of those fake pregnancy pillows!! no not liking this too much; i do however have an adorable prada nylon “fanny” pack that i was lucky enough to make into a cross body bag since it has a place on the back where i can fit a long strap through…

  • mimi couture

    I think the fanny pack will make a huge comeback at least by Spring of next year, if not sooner. these small accessories are the most highly sought after-usually older women, however, given what we know about the leading designers…Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Chanel, Fendi, etc….they will make them fashionable so that everyone will flock to them. It may take a while to pick up, crossbodies have been around for a while but only over the past two years have they become insanely popular.
    I remember I once debated with a girl and others that tie dye was coming back in the Fall 09. While they guffawed at my forecast, I love seeing all the tie dye prints in jeans, leggings, blouses,etc. it’s not intense 70s attire but it’s a more sophisticated look for the times.
    That’s what fashion mostly is, the same style different interpretations by designers and the current times.

  • Merve

    U know a lot of people who ski wear prada ski fanny packs, these are also the women who are skiing in moncler jackets so im assuming that next winter all of them will be sporting this thing. Oh and Anna i seriously considered buying a pair of moncler booties and i adore my jacket also :)

  • Megan

    when i was little fanny packs were “cool”. i just could not go there again lol. they are sooo awful/awkward. not all trends should come back in style again.

  • cathealey

    It does look like a pregnancy pillow.

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  • Elyse

    Fanny packs should never make a comeback! (fb)

  • Joy

    again
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    • Joy

      lol…
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