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SS23: Bag Materials & Details

Material and Detail choices are feeling more dressy and glamorous for SS23. The need for sass and joy is captured via creative craft and maximalist elegance when it comes to the finishings of the next season. The SS23 must-have bag details include highlights of the previous seasons and some exciting novelties. Braided textures, fringes and scrunchy elements have turned into fashionable mainstays, but seem more carefully used this season. The chunky chain is similarly continuing to add a sense of contemporary style to bag designs and should be a crucial element for bag assortments. Crafted baskets, openwork and knits remain as core materials as well and add a feel of handmade joy. Printed bags remain relevant, with florals being one of the top design choices for a blooming and energetic vibe. As SS23 is a season for party, even more fanciful add-ons are added to the mix. With crystal and embellishments bags are captivating celebratory spiritl. Crystal mesh is one of the new highlight materials with strong statement qualities. The pearl is returning as an alternative to the chunky chain and able to add eccentric detail. Even more unexpected, terrycloth proposes a summer alternative to the furry and fuzzy texture trend of the winter season. Get inspired below:

Bag Novelties

Floral Prints

Credits: Richard Quinn, @harwidesign, Ferragamo, Talel, GuccixBalenciaga

Braided & Woven

Credits: Bottega Veneta, jwpei, @rogervivier, @naghedi, @bembien


Credits: @abranow, By Far, @oroton, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta


Credits: Zara, @rada, @wearepoolside, Givenchy, @roomshop

Crafted Basket Structures

Credits: Cult Gaia, Loewe, @rada_accessori, @lensedbylinnea, Chloe


Credits: @cafune, @theballen, Cult Gaia, @edas, @apedemode

Chunky Chain

Credits: Staud Studio, Cult Gaia, @wearepoolside, JW Anderson, @yuzefi


Credits: Prada, Loewe, @gr8dane, Loewe, MiuMiu

The Christal Mesh

Credits: @olgabergofficial, @marianna_hewitt, Zara, @benedettabruzziches, Balenciaga

Subtle Scrunch

Credits: @toptop.ru, @elleme, @reeprojects, @demellier, @themoire


Credits: @yuzefi, @reeprojects, Cult Gaia, Kenneth Uze, Alberta Ferretti

A sprinkle of fun

As seen above, the bag category is spiced up by impactful materials and details. While exploring the possibilities of embellishments, it is crucial to balance products with the more cautious and considered consumer mentality of the moment. This could mean, investing in sustainable trims or re-purposing headstock materials. At the same time, creating stunning statement-styles with a one-of-a-kind keepsake appeal or timeless designs with long-lasting potential is crucial to address less wasteful and more considered consumers. Take a look at the trend stamp and reach out for more specific guidance on assortment mixes.

29 November 2021