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Basket Bag Brands To Know

Now although we may be a few seasons deep since the introduction of the basket bag trend, lucky for us (because we are obsessed) it isn’t going anywhere fast. From oversized beach totes to teeny tiny cross body numbers, we are welcoming a host of handmade beauties to MyBag for SS18 and frankly we’re beside ourselves with Summer excitement.

From kitsch styles resembling actual picnic baskets to top handle woven purses, as the sun peeps its head out it’s time to admit your love for the basket bag is here to stay (just close your eyes and think Jane Birkin). For SS18 designers left right and centre have cottoned on to the go-to trend this season, and whether it be a brand dedicated to naturally grown rattan specifically for hand weaving or a halo product in the overarching SS18 collection, we’re here to preach the brands to know in the basket bag game this season.

Nannacay

Founded by Marcia Kemp, the brand takes its name from the Aymara word for ‘sisterhood of women’, and with a brand slogan of “creative hands transforming lives” Nannacay is inspired by Marcia’s world travels and particularly her meeting of Africa’s Maasai Tribe. After some consideration about commute, artisan weavers were sourced in Peru, and the collection now includes bags each hand woven by single Peruvian craftsmen. Foreseeing a gap in the luxury market for artisanal product, watch chic straw bags come to life with iconic hand woven pom poms cascading down their fronts at Nannacay.

Wicker Wings

If you haven’t already heard the hype alongside our MyBag exclusive colourway, Wicker Wings takes the art of combining traditional Chinese artisanal techniques with fine British leather craftsmanship, Wicker Wings is one of the UK’s most exciting new bags and accessories brands.

In a rapidly changing world, Wicker Wings is based on a philosophy of tradition, provenance and craftsmanship. After years spent developing its product, Wicker Wings have perfected a product and a process that creates an exceptionally beautiful product made with high-quality materials using a highly skilled process.

The wicker in these bags is as natural as possible, with rattan that is naturally grown and no machines involved in the weaving process. Instead, talented artisans weave each naturally grown strand of wicker into what becomes a Wicker Wings bag. The leather is sourced from tanneries in Tuscany (who produce leather for some of the world’s most renowned fashion houses) and is vegetable tanned, the most natural method of tanning leather. This allows the material to be shown in its most natural state, retaining all its natural flaws and qualities so that no bag is the same.

Rebecca Minkoff

In 2001 Rebecca Minkoff created a five-piece capsule collection to critical acclaim, and her eponymous line was born. Usually famed for her use of leathers, studs and edgy hardware, Rebecca Minkoff brings a fresh perspective to SS18 with her adoption of the straw bag trend. With reference to a summer fair ground, cross body bags are almost hat like in their circular shape and clutches are playful in use of colour blocking and integration of pattern. This season Rebecca Minkoff still offer the sophisticated shopper an affordable designer accessory, but will a seriously on trend edge.

A few others…

Alongside the obvious, i.e. the cutest wicker dedicated bag brands on the market right now, a few other styles are joining our SS18 collection including an oversized straw tote perfect for stepping from beach to bar by Karl Lagerfeld. Well known for its glamorous and fashionable designs, Dune London would not be one to miss the trend and brings us an adorable straw feature piece this season, close behind is See by Chloé offering a perfect blend of wicker-esc graphic beach tote for the first time straw inspired lover, and we’re certain by now you know it’s time to invest.

It’s time to embrace the basket.

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The Wicker Wings SS18 Lookbook

Alongside our launch of the exclusive MyBag colourway, we take a look at the Wicker Wings SS18 Lookbook.

2018-02-08 09:29:19By Alex Neilson-Clark

By Alex Neilson-Clark



Alex Neilson-Clark

Alex Neilson-Clark

Writer and expert

Follower of street style trends by the dozen, you'll rarely catch me in anything but trainers. Accessories and outerwear are my calling, and in my eyes there's no such thing as overdoing them.