No one quite does sleek minimalism like the Danes; that effortless just-thrown-together look made up of luxe basics that is incredibly cool and chic. The same goes for the country’s designers, and Yvonne Koné epitomises that.
Yvonne is a Danish accessories designer who launched her eponymous line in 2011 after graduating from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She has become known for her stripped-back, architectural approach to leather goods, combining raw, natural leather with traditional Italian craftsmanship and innovative design. She also takes inspiration from her African heritage – evident in her use of bright colours and simple approach to aesthetics. The result is pieces that are refreshingly clean of any embellishments, are both tough and delicate, and have an understated elegance.
As these bags are so simple and effortless, anything goes when it comes to styling them up – but we think it’s best to stick with the clean, minimal aesthetic. With that in mind, we’re taking inspiration from some incredibly stylish fashion bloggers on how to wear Yvonne Koné bags.
Danish blogger Marie from Blame it on Fashion does effortless style with her oversized jumper dress and monochrome platforms. We love how she’s broken the fashion rule of wearing black and navy together, and her black Yvonne Koné adds to her minimalist look perfectly.
Shop the look: Yvonne Koné Large Box Crossbody Bag
London-based, Denmark-born blogger Frederikke gives us a lesson in making a bum bag look cool with this outfit on her blog Brasch on the Run. Wearing it as a crossbody, she gives the style a new lease of life and totally pulls it off – plus, the leather finish makes it really luxe. Wear it slung around your back for a different take on this look.
Shop the look: Yvonne Koné Oversized Bum Bag
Showing us that it’s not only the Danes who can pull off this brand, New York-based fashion photographer and street style blogger Ashka from Xssat wears this simple Yvonne Koné tote to create an easy summer look. The neutral shade is a great accompaniment to her printed dress, while the shape is perfect for carrying all of your essentials.
Shop the look: Yvonne Koné Shopping Bag