Even as someone who doesn’t have an iPhone (Android, grumble grumble), I know full well that the market for cases, sleeves and protectors for the tech toys seems to be a tad, uh, saturated. Not only are there plenty of companies dedicated to making only accessories for Apple gear, but it seems as though every brand that has every manufactured any kind of apparel or tech goods would also like to sell you something to cover your phone. Everyone I know with an iPhone has a veritable wardrobe for it.

I can understand if iPhone owners feel like they have enough cases already, but even those with full tech closets should take a look at Net-a-Porter’s fresh crop of Swash iPhone 4 Cases. They’re a tad spendy at $70, but the feminine, slightly bohemian look of the cases is different than any I’ve seen in the past.

When I first saw these designs, I thought they looked like the album covers in my parents’ record collection from the late 60s and 70s – fluid, hand-drawn, colored with notes of psychedelia and naturalism. At the same time, though, these designs are also genuinely pretty and feminine, and combining the two looks is a pretty neat trick in my book. According to the brand’s somewhat bare-bones website, Swash also makes ready-to-wear, handbags and throw pillows in the same types of patterns, and I sincerely hope that Net-a-Porter starts carrying a wider selection of its offerings.


Swash Posey iPhone 4 Case, $70 via Net-a-Porter


Swash Canary Honolulu iPhone 4 Case, $70 via Net-a-Porter


Swash Orient Express Han Blue iPhone 4 Case, $70 via Net-a-Porter

  • Alexandra Davidoff

    Really love the Orient Express Han Blue!  But I have always wondered why Apple electronics get pampered more than others; I have been looking for a cool cover that will protect my Sony MP3 for ages and all I can find is the pretty protectors for iPods and iPhones!  From the designer leather cases for the iPad, to the speakers that only accommodate iPods on the dock sitting pretty (banishing all other MP3 devises to the ugly extension plug), to the specially sized gel skins for MacBooks, Apple is a electronic style hog.  

  • Edo Edoardo Edo

    These cases are really cool I love them!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • Laurakasbaum

    I really like the first one! So pretty and I love the colors!

  • 19yearslater

    They remind me of a picture book I had as a kid about a French clown. Which, as weird as it sounds, is a good thing. Alas I have no iPhone either.

  • MsLabelsOfLust

    are there any cases for tablets and ipads??

  • Meghan

    Love these! Totally getting the yellow one right now!

  • Ladyash

    I really love them but have a galaxy nexus :( I wish they would come out with some pretty cases for it. I currently have a grey and purple hard shell shock absorbing case as it was the only thing available since my phone is so new. Maybe down the road I will be able to buy a cute case for it when they come out with more.