Today is Puzzle Day. Puzzlingly, nobody knows whether this day honours the humble jigsaw or if it celebrates the general feeling of bewilderment that this word conveys.
In the spirit of all-inclusive celebrations, we’ve decided to celebrate the puzzle in every way we can. Thus, on this most enigmatic of days, we present to you some fun ways to wear Loewe’s appropriately named Puzzle Bag. Hopefully these options work to confound, confuse and befuddle at the same time as giving you a sense of wonder and joy at the manifold fun a mere accessory and some rampant imagination can bring.
Quality? Qualifications? Pooh pooh! Those are no longer necessary to get you ahead in the workplace. Nowadays it’s about showing your bosses that you’re raring to go at the crack of dawn and going home at midnight regardless of how little you do, loudly bigging up your past credentials, throwing in lots of professional-sounding nonsense you learnt last night in Business Jargon for Dummies, keeping about you a good dose of brown paint with which to daub your nose and searing on to your face a mask of unmitigated optimism because that is GUNG-HO. The Puzzle Fringes Bag in zippy navy and red stripes will scream action and motivation for all who might otherwise miss the point. Wear it with sequins, fringe, feathers and fur because it’s not about taste, it’s about turning up the decibels.
Into the Jungle
It definitely is a jungle out here, but should the wilderness ever entice you, it’s wise to know if you’ll show up like Tarzan (read: naked) or as a member of the United States armed forces (read: always in camouflage and over-dressed for tropical heat, because where on Earth is the tropics? It must be near North Korea). We choose camouflage because naked is too easy to do and the point of this piece is to provide you with a Puzzle bag option. So, in the spirit of looking like GI Jane, never forget to bring your Puzzle Bag in gold, military, green and black.
To the Waiting Room
Blue skies, fields of flowers, a quiet rush of waves on a vast empty beach – these are the pictures you’re trained to conjure up should you ever have sufficient disposable income to squander on an hour or so a week with a therapist for a good chat about me, myself and I. But what if you don’t? Then how do you summon up these “happy place” mentalscapes? And what if you’re waiting for your appointment in any of Hong Kong’s tertiary establishments, be it the doctor, government offices or even a restaurant – and they’re running half an hour late and your anxiety is through the roof? Handy for that particularly stressful moment is the Puzzle Biker XI Bag with hand-painted flowers and other wildlife motifs inspired by William Morris. Elements of nature can inspire tranquillity and should your needs be more pressing, the bag, when full, makes a very handy pillow on which to rest your weary head.
To the Art Gallery
Everything is about mixed media, darling, and what better way is there to demonstrate this than a multi-textured creation? Entirely black (so honestly, if you were, say, a creative goth, this works just as well) this black Puzzle bag is pieced together using triangles of calfskin leathers, goatskin and kangaroo – a veritable menagerie! Carry it into any new exhibition with the confidence that you will seem to understand the vision of this most modernist genius and the virtuosity of that post-modernist visionary, because you’ve got a mixed-media accessory, innit?