Back to school in style

After months of home education, most kids and teenagers tend to have more appreciation for school life. Meeting up with friends from school again, experiencing a sense of community and having fun together after all this time. The right school equipment tends to give kids a fashionable trendy style.

Personalised embellishments with ribbons


Braiding is the vogue for braided hairstyles and friendship bracelets. The Scandi school satchel by Walker with its elongated colourful ribbons and eyelets attached to the sides is an ideal companion here. Kids can give it their personal style by braiding and knotting the ribbons on the outside. Over 50 per cent of the school satchels for youngsters by Schneiders Vienna are made from recycled material. They are also water-repellent and have reflective elements. The chest strap and hip belt as well as the carrier system are adjustable and can be fitted to the wearer’s personal needs. Thanks to ergonomic shoulder straps and breathable back cushioning, the satchel is comfy even when filled with content

Stylish metallic look


A shiny metallic writing utensil is a hit with boys and girls alike. The new graphic Grafitos Style Metallic pencils by Kores come in six trendy metallic colours ranging from pink to green to shades of blue. The pencils are triangular shaped for ergonomic use and have a soft HB lead which makes them ideal for writing, sketching, and even drawing. These shimmering eye-catchers are not only great to look at, but they are also super resistant. Made from quality wood, they are easily sharpened.

Dark space atmosphere for cool boys


As of a certain age, boys find it important for their stuff to look cool. Forget about dinosaurs, construction vehicles and knights: the goal is a manly, grown-up design. Favoured colours become darker, statements are more straightforward and possibly even more technical. The Beyond line by Online features a cover that depicts network lines shaped like a head set against black space on its spiral-bound notepads, folders, and homework books as well as fountain pens, rollerball pens and correcting pens, thus hinting at our future with artificial intelligence. A pencil case made from the trend fabric corduroy rounds off the set.

Neons and pastels in a dark shell


Faber-Castell’s Black edition is also showcasing its dark side. Twelve new coloured pencils in trendy neons and pastels are brightening up school life – the best place for them is on the desks of cool kids. The super soft pencil lead creates an extra soft stroke and bright nuances even on dark or coloured paper. The pencils are made from sustainable wood grown from certified sources. Their production at the Faber-Castell factories is climate neutral and, thanks to a special adhesive, they are break-resistant.

Exotic pen pals


The jungle remains a popular décor theme and fluffy plush surfaces remain en vogue. Pencils by Stylex come with fluffy pompoms in red, black and pink that form the body to the three-dimensional heads of a parrot, a toucan, and a flamingo at the end. Pretty companions which kids will want to take into their hands to write and draw. For kids and youngsters, the right hip look is important for their working materials. It gives that extra touch of fun for their work.

About the author:

Gabriela Kaiser has been the owner of a trend agency since 2002, after working 6 years as designer for knitwear. She visits trade fairs as a trend scout and gives lectures there. She advises companies from industry and trade on upcoming trends and writes regularly for various trade magazines.

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