IS IT TOO EARLY TO SAY BAG OF THE YEAR?

Deadly Ponies have our hearts with this brave new shearling creation.

When one is constrained by normal everyday life/admin/work type stuff, one needs to have a secret deadly weapon, to dissipate bleak and inject fantasy when the going gets too vanilla. Cue the Bag of The Year: Deadly Ponies’ new incarnation of their immensely popular Mr Fill n Zip Twist.

For this season, named Depths Of Desire, Deadly have reinvented this classic shape by encasing her in marmalade-coloured shearling. The resulting creation is more a work of art than anything, while remaining practical, functional and typically high quality. Equally excellent paired with jeans and tee as with a suit, this is an item that will remind you to smile, every time you look at it.

The collection is bursting with new styles, incredibly bold colours and rare textures and this piece – in the colour of “an antipodean sunset” is one of the crown jewels. It’s brave, it’s bizarre and it’s brilliant.

In store now at Deadly Ponies, Tyler St, Britomart.