Many of us wear a lanyard; it’s a way for ID to be seen, or maybe to keep a set of keys on hand. For some they say: job first, style second – because who cares what you look like when there’s paperwork to do? That was until recently, when the humble lanyard went high fashion.
See Givenchy, which has released its own version for £190 . Prada has also done one, with a highly practical see-through slot for your ID (£260); while at Riccardo Tisci’s London debut for Burberry, passports dangled from models’ necks on what looked suspiciously like lanyards. Further evidence, if it were needed, that it’s cool to look uncool.