Kipling monkey, meet the Minions. It’s time to say a hearty “bello” to Kevin, Bob, Stuart and all their cheeky friends as they go bananas all over Kipling’s latest series of bags and pouches that ring in the Lunar New Year. Don’t worry though, it’s a good kinda chaos, as this collaboration with Illumination’s beloved Minions sees not just bags featuring the animated characters, but designs inspired by their bright yellow hue too.
The most prominent designs within the KIPLING LOVES MINIONS collection, at least to us, have to be the two special-edition styles — the Creativity pouch and the crescent-shaped Kevin. These go all out with a furry yellow exterior and a pair of Kevin’s signature goggles, surely a collectible if you’re a fan of the cute and cuddly.
Elsewhere, we also get Minions running amok across the Gabbie S, Riri, and Lionel crossbody styles, along with the New Cicely Tote, and City Pack S backpack, in light gold outlines on black.
To go along with the CNY inspiration, these are done with a quilt-like motif that represents dragon scales, and are accompanied with a gold dragon charm bearing both the iconic Kipling monkey and a fiery dragon. All the bags in the collection further feature a woven label on the interior with a red lining decorated with a host of Minions.
The KIPLING LOVES MINIONS collection, $109 – $249, available at Kipling boutiques and concierge shopping service on WhatsApp at 8928 0706, the Lazada Kipling Official Store, and selected department stores.