The Pack Is Back

From left, Baby Phat, Phillip Lim, Alice Roi.Photographs by FirstView

Like taking pictures in Times Square, wearing a fanny pack has long been considered tourist territory. But if this week's shows are any indication, these bum bags (that's what they're called in other countries) are once again hip for, well, the hip. Phillip Lim sent both sexes down the runway with cream-colored envelope styles, while models for Alice Roi sported slim straps supporting oversize coin purses. And dare we suggest that the leather cell-phone holders from Baby Phat were bootylicious? Wear these nineties comebacks off to the side rather than front and center — so you don't become the butt of a joke.

See photos from the Baby Phat, Phillip Lim, and Alice Roi shows.