Fashion seems to be heading back to the crafts. We are loving all things with a hand made feel and in this case its basket weave, raffia and woven details. These are best done with a nice modern contrasting touch.
This spring/summer 2011 Hermes bag combines the iconic Hermes style with a boxy basket weave topped off with some luxury leather trims.
These top loading baskets look thoroughly modern and chic even though they are made with old, crafty techniques. I love the raffia embellishments and the colours.
London based Jackson twins did this fun twist on a knitted bag. I love the light and airiness of this style and the innocent little message woven into the front panel.
This bag is from the Kaufmann Mercantile Store online which is one of my favourite places at the moment. It is a market and fruit picking bag with an added modern twist, the cotton backpack straps. It has a thoroughly peasant feel about it. Made from rattan, its original function is in harvesting and fruit picking. I think it would make a perfect market bag, and i absolutely love it!
This one is from etsy, it reminds me a bit of the chanel bags. I think the chain in combination with the basket weave gives the normally casual material a playful night time feel.
This one is the Fendi peek - a-boo bag done in raffia. It comes in three different colours and looks like it has been crocheted. I absolutely love this one and the blue leather trim adds a luxury but still understated touch.