Fabio Gesualdo, lover of fashion, art, architecture and always looking for new inspiration, told us about a trend that combines the fashion side to the practical one: the belt bag!
Nice to Meet You, I Am: I’m Fabio Gesualdo, blogger and content creator. I started to develop my passion for fashion when I was a teenager while looking for a definite style; this brought me after a few years to create a personal space, “The Black-Haired Boy,” where I started to share my looks and to talk about my passions, such as art and architecture. What started out as a hobby has turned over the years into a full-time job; today I work as a content creator and I collaborate with several international brands.
Trend: The belt bag. During the last seasons, it has been spotted several times, carried both around the waist and on the shoulder. From a simple and practical accessory, especially in the ’90s, it has become a real symbol, worn by young and old people, men and women, without distinction. After having been declared out of fashion, it has also become a topic of debate; it is a trend that you love or hate. In my opinion, fashion should also be useful not just about pure aesthetics, and for me, the belt bag perfectly embodies the union between the practical side and the fashion one.
#Inspo: The memories of my childhood, everyone who’s born in the ’90s can remember the belt bag. I had it in several different colors, and I used them to carry money to buy candies. The latest collections by brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci and, more recently, Kim Jones for Dior Homme, helped to awake in me a dormant passion.
How I Like to Wear It: I must admit that I wear the belt bag every day, with any kind of outfit. One of my favorite ways to wear it is on my shoulder and over a classic suit, but you can wear it in many ways: around your waist over an oversized coat or carried by hand as if it was a clutch.
“In my opinion, fashion should also be useful not just about pure aesthetics, and for me, the belt bag perfectly embodies the union between the practical side and the fashion one.”
Trendspotting: The belt bag was spotted on anyone, from Bella Hadid to Kendall Jenner. You just have to look at any article about street style with the most beautiful looks seen during fashion week in order to spot a thousand models and ways to wear it.
Your Favorite Fashion Book: I don’t have a favorite fashion book but I love the big photographic books dedicated to brands and designers. I spend hours studying the details, searching for some inspiration.
Steal Style: I think it’s impossible to steal someone’s style because it’s something unique and personal. But I would love to have that attitude typical of actors such as Alain Delon, Marlon Brando or James Dean.
Your Fashion Superpower: My superpower is being able to find amazing clothes at a very low price. Whatever it is vintage or fast fashion it doesn’t matter, I’m always able to find something unique.