We’ve been fans of Roksanda Illincic’s gorgeous dresses from the day she started, but now she’s given us more to obsess over with her luxe yet playful bag line. Although it made its official debut two years ago, spring/summer 2018 marks her first full-fledged collection with styles ranging from essentials like totes, clutches and crossbodies to more statement pieces.
You may be wondering why the fashion world needs another handbag line, but Roksanda’s designs manage to achieve that perfect balance of quirky yet elegant. While the bags look classic, the details are slightly off-kilter with unusual structured shapes and a fresh take on hardware. Most of the time its invisible – there are practically no buckles and closures – or it appears as part of the actual design.
A classic box bag for example is re-envisaged with a thin gold bar and metal ring closure that can be worn on the wrist like a bangle. Other styles feature chunky wood and acrylic handles, or a detachable wavy long strap in a contrasting colour.
All the styles are made from a supple yet durable textured leather, but what we really love is her drool-worthy colour palette which includes the perfect shades of navy, burgundy, cornflower blue and pale pink.