“It’s very hard to design bags for men – you guys are so fussy,” laughs Mariya Dykalo. The Ukrainian creative director of Aspinal of London says she injects “Britishness and London” into her designs, such as the best-selling Mount Street collection of men’s business bags. But above all, she states, practicality and simplicity are essential for men when they choose a piece of baggage.
David Gandy working on new luggage range
Words by Rob Chilton