SoJones supports the creative industry more than anybody could imagine, especially when it’s related to fashion. That is why the decision to interview Dillan Shikotra, an accessory designer specializing in bags, came very easy for our editors. Prepare to board your time machine and head back to the pre-portable hard drive era, as Dillan talks about his “retro” venture: The Floppy Disk Bag.
Introduce yourself and describe how your brand was started?
Dillan Shikotra, 26, designer. After much thought about how I could create a retro funky product that would appeal to the masses but yet have some sense of unique style 3 ½ inch floppy was born (www.thefloppydiskbag.com). The first few designs were very simple and lacked aesthetic appeal, as the product developed it became clear to create 3 different sized bags with the option to customize the strap to offer a variety to our customers.
Any plans to extend the collection into other accessories ventures?
2011 will see an introduction of various new products ranging from notepads, lampshades, children’s bags, wine holders as well as other products.
Any celebs that you would want to see wearing your gear? Or has it been any?
Would love to see Andre 3000 or Will.I.Am wearing the bag…they could definitely pull off the look! Their fashion sense is urban with a twist which summarizes our bags.
What kind of clothing or style do you think will go really well with your floppy disk bags?
The bags really have a funky feel and could be rocked with a casual urban look.
Who do you think is the celebrity with the best bags ever?
It has to be David Beckham, he’s always snapped whilst traveling and can be seen with different bags each time. He has a distinctive look and can pretty much pull off wearing any bag.
What is/was one of your most prized fashion pieces, past or present?
It has to be the Reebok Pump sneakers…they were innovative, fun and stylish.
TuPac or Biggie?
Yes, we’re feeling it. If you agree with us, get the floppy disk bag for about $85 up to $90 over at their official website: www.thefloppydiskbag.com. Or you can win them in our giveaway!
THE FLOPPY DISK BAG GIVEAWAY!
The Floppy Disk Bag is happy to give away 2 (TWO) of their bags for 2 (TWO) lucky SoJones.com readers. Check what you can get:
Large bag with blue straps
- Can store small portable laptops as well as books, files and other everyday items
- W: 37.5cm H: 30cm D: 9.5cm
- Retail Value: $90
Small multi color bag
- For the person who is always on the move, ideal for small personal items
- W: 18m H: 20cm D: 9.5cm
· Retail Value: $85
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