The Cut - A Solange-Approved Designer Is Expanding Into Affordability
James Flemons’s brand PHLEMUNS is constantly thinking of new ideas for jeans. The basic-beyond-basic pants are constantly reinvented in Flemons’s mind. And the designs have caught the eye of many musicians — including Solange Knowles. But while Flemons has made a name for himself as a young exciting designer, he’s being realistic and looking toward the future. He’s launching a series of affordable accessories, starting with a bag.
But of course, it’s not like a normal bag. The pocketbag, out now starting at $175, is inspired by cargo shorts. It has loose leather ties that can go around your body like a normal strap, or around your waist like a fanny pack. He had the idea while styling a friend, and tried to figure out how to give her a “transformable cargo pant.” He realized it would make a great bag.