It’s been six years since designer Jean-Paul Gaultier trundled out that banana leaf bag “inspired by the tropics,” but people still can’t get over how much it looks like a pack of street food.
The clutch, which was part of a 2010 couture collection for fashion house Hermes, is pretty much the exact size and shape of a parcel of banana leaf-wrapped food that you can find on the streets of Southeast Asia.
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The Thais use the fragrant leaf to wrap desserts such as sticky rice and custard. In Malaysia, it looks like a takeaway pack of nasi lemak — the country’s national dish that consists of coconut rice, chicken, egg, peanuts, anchovies and sambal chili. Read more…More about Banana Leaf, Hermes, Runway, Street Food, and Nasi Lemak
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