Bag It

By Rebecca McNelly-Tilford

Junes monthly theme focuses on material. From Lether to pleather Rafia to String via metals and even 3D printed versions; this season’s bags offer every option. Looking at design elements of handbags not only can the shape be unique but also the material used on it or used to make the bag can transform the style completely. Enjoy these handbags with an array of colours textures and styles from the spring-summer 2021 collections. Find out more in Junes fashion write up Bag It.


‘Inspired by origami, Longchamp created LE PLIAGE, a light foldaway bag that has since become an iconic bag worldwide.‘ As well as staples like the mailbox bag come in timeless leather. Material, colour and shape which is both graphic and elegant is perfectly showcased in a Longchamp bag.


‘As part of its Summer 2021 capsule, Fendi reiterates its collaboration with New York-based visual artist Sarah Coleman, known for her disruptive manipulation of designers materials that she employees to rethink and repurpose everyday objects with an ironic filter.’

Tory Burch

‘The Spring/Summer 2021 collection was inspired by memories. The purposeful craftsmanship of classrooms in my Quaker elementary school; woven baskets hanging in the mud room on our farm in Valley Forge; handmade quilts from Pennsylvania Dutch shops I used to visit in Reading, and hand-crafted details from the places around the world I have been to and hope to see again.’

Kurt Geiger

Each season Kurt Geiger takes the staple Kensington bag, with the signature eagle logo and creates statement pieces that perfectly encapsulate the season. From the recycled collections (using recycled nylon and leather) to experimenting with textures, like beading, sequins and raffia, the designs are bold ad never shy away from colour.

Isabel Marant

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‘Driven by emotion and authenticity, a BY FAR piece delivers effortless chic, that feels joyful, super comfortable and is meant to be worn today and treasured forever. – Thriving on the fundamental values of craftsmanship and using responsibly sourced materials, each collection is produced with no compromise on quality, finish or design, offering endless evolution of fashion statements.’

Julia Daviy

‘The Los Angeles-based designer Julia Daviy, uses zero waste 3D printing to create innovative, ethical, cruelty-free, carbon-neutral and sustainable collections, holding them to the highest ethical and environmental standard, while standing as true efficacies of exquisite taste.’

NS by Noof

‘NS by Noof explores the intrinsic relationship between the spirit of architecture and the art of jewellery; in a collection of hand-crafted handbags and clutches. Each pieces is embellished with a kaleidoscopic of semi-precious gemstones with boosts energy and augments wellbeing. The collection uses the finest materials of exotic snakeskin, lambskin, alligator, and Italian leathers. They are also encased in 18K gold and platinum plated solid brass brand hand-crafted by skilled goldsmiths. The result is sheer fantasy.’


Based in Paris, and founded by Jingjing Fan, Elleme brings you meticulously designed pieces defined by Simplicity, Timelessness and Singularity.‘ Designed with women’s individuality and uniqueness at the heart: Elleme bags come in a multitude of colours, shapes and textures. Find your desired look and the possibilities are endless.

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen introduces the Tall Story and a smaller version in The Short Story ‘sculptural lines of the tote are enhanced by the option of a contrast colour lining’ as well as The Story and Story shoulder bags that can worn in multiple ways ‘characterised by the house’s modern meta handle’

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