one strap bag

in 1994 vexed generation designers adam thorpe and joe hunter created the first one-strap bag. the idea of a rucksack held by one diagonal strap was instantly successful and well copied. vexed sued and won against the counterfeiters. apart from the one-strap bag, joe and adam mainly design clothing for urban guerrillas (see london episode 20). you could buy their vexed designs cheapest at their soho label store. their store has since closed but they continue to design. in 2002 the pair created the karrysafe screamer bag and the anti-theft puma bike in 2005 in an attempt to ward off criminals from stealing bags. adam is a creative director for the organisation 'design against crime'. in 2010, they exhibited their work at the fashion space gallery in london.


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