The German – with K-Pop characteristics – accessories brand MCM is taking to the skies for its Autumn Winter 2013 collection, and adding a touch of old school punk styling for good measure.

According to the brand the collection entitled “Flying with funk: Aviation” was “inspired by the romantic Age of Travel and the onset of aeronautics” and pays a “neo-couture tribute to the legendary pilot Amelia Earhart and the pioneering women of her era making ‘funky aviation pioneer’ the mantra of the season”.

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Funky travel from MCM Autumn Winter 2013 with satchels and flight bags (above top) and military influenced backpacks (above)

What this translates into once you get your hands on these covetable bags and backpacks is a bit of a steampunk vibe with heavy hardware, studs that look more like rivets, military colours like khaki, navy and tan, alongside classic shapes; satchels, flight bags and squared-off, strapped backpacks (pictured above).

The now signature bling-ed out versions of MCM’s classic backpacks come in more K-Pop friendly colours like magenta, cobalt blue and aqua, as well as the classic MCM logo version embellished with studs in gunmetal and gold – a shoe-in to be spotted in some Korean star’s “airport fashion” outfit.

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MCM’s signature flash Stark backpacks for the Autumn Winter 2013 collection are available in three colours (above top) and the classic MCM tan logo leather (above)

While the pop-friendliness of the brand is the usual reason for shoppers to snap it up, MCM pieces are actually super comfortable to use – think well padded backpack straps, wide handles and great interior compartments – and made to last; it is a German company after all.

So, if you’re travelling a lot, or dragging heaps of gear around with you, a MCM backpack or satchel will allow you to look cool, but be comfortable at the same time.

MCM bags and backpacks are only available from Changi Airport, Terminal 2 Departure and Transit Hall. For more information about MCM, go to Follow the brand on Facebook at; on Twitter at @mcmtweets; on Instagram at @mcmworldwide and on YouTube at