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