The hype over straw basket bags might be over, but we still can’t get over the incredible summer vibes crafty fabrications bring; so for this Spring/Summer season, designers are turning to another hand-knitted style that comes with a softer, more boho appeal: the crochet and macramé. From Isabel Marant to Altuzarra and Chanel, these crafty fabrications were spotted all over the runways, and we’re bringing you a list of our favourites below.
‘Angelou’ small tasseled crochet and resin clutch
Crocheted and braided from lustrous blush threads and topped with resin handle, Cult Gaia‘s Angelou clutch comes in a unique and elegant shape, finished off with a tasseled trim that will swing beautifully along with your every move.
HK$2,917 from Net-a-Porter.
Espadrille large striped woven tote bag
Spotted on Altuzarra‘s SS19 runway, this woven tote bag is vibrantly coloured for a Mediterranean vibe, and features large tasselled trims on both sides, set on a woven jute base that is inspired by traditional Spanish espadrilles.
HK$5,208 from Matches Fashion.
‘Malla’ striped macramé shoulder bag
Annoyed about how you have to take out all your belongings in order to pour out all the sand that got into your bag at the beach? This ‘Malla’ bag from Sophie Anderson is the perfect solution. Made by Wayuu artisans, the bag features a hand-woven design in colours of navy, cream and brown — all you need to do is give it a shake to allow all the sand to sift right through.
HK$1,445 from Net-a-Porter.
3.1 Phillip Lim
‘Marlee’ colourblock crochet knit panel woven bag
Inspired by the idea of a nomadic traveller, 3.1 Phillip Lim‘s ‘Marlee’ bag features an open weave and fringed crochet knit construction, with a large compartment to store all your travel needs.
HK$5,250 from Lane Crawford.
‘Little Paws’ small crochet bucket bag
This crochet bag from Johanna Ortiz was made using natural fibres that have been knitted into this bucket silhouette. We love the elegant and slightly whimsical tassel detail and sequin embellishments, as well as the tone-on-tone colours of muted blues. It also comes with a long and thick strap, which allows you the versatile choices of carrying over your shoulder or in your hand.
HK$3,200 from Moda Operandi.
Paula’s slit ‘Yin Yang’ bag
Part of Loewe‘s third collaborative collection with Paula’s Ibiza, this large tote bag is crafted from crochet raffia, and highlighted by its exaggerated volume and relaxed structure, topped with a Yin Yang patch with fringed edges and embossed Anagram patch.
HK$10,850 from Loewe.
Crocheted from pure cotton, this white ‘Lia’ tote from Ulla Johnson features top gold handles and body in a circular silhouette. It will look beautiful against a printed maxi dress, and is perfectly sized to fit your daily necessities as you casually stroll around the city.
HK$3,290 from Farfetch.
‘Go Logo Escape’ macramé and leather tote bag
Looking for a tote bag you can travel with on your quick weekend escape? Valentino has reworked its Escape bag in macramé panels set against tan leather for an artisanal spin. Embellished with a Go Logo plaque in antique-gold tone metal, the bag is also lined in black twill and includes an internal pouch to safely store all your travel needs.
HK$31,000 from Matches Fashion.
Small fringed macramé and leather shoulder bag
Fumed with an edgy bohemian vibe, this macramé shoulder bag by Isabel Marant is a great choice for all your summer occasions from the beach party to the music festival. It’s got a macramé body held together by a leather panel, and is finished with swishy fringing for an authentic ’70s style.
HK$3,420 from Net-a-Porter.
Kate medium shoulder bag
Joining in the woven bag trend, Saint Laurent has launched a black macramé iteration of the house’s Kate bag. The bag is made from strips of leather and suede, topped with an antiqued silver-tone metal chain strap for a luxurious and high fashion finish.
HK$21,000 from Matches Fashion.