Top Trend: Basket Bags

Sonia Zmihi,

No longer just the perfect accessory for  your Easter chocolate hunts, baskets have been reimagined by a number of leading fashion houses to become your indisputably new best ally for all the sunny days ahead. Wicker, straw or even bamboo, we picked a few options in a selection of different shapes and sizes so that you don’t have to put all your eggs in one basket.

At Balenciaga,  Demna Gvasalia embraced the trend and took the traditional beach totes to another level, incorporating chic leather details into the accessory and making it the perfect carry all to stroll through the city streets.  Now if you’re looking for a more romantic picnic vibe, Prada has got you covered. Embellished with three-dimensional leather florals, this bag will fit all your summer essentials.


Intrigued by the shape of Rosie Assoulin‘s latest creation? For her Spring/Summer 2017 presentation in the artsy Meatpacking district, in New York, the designer concocted a beautiful backdrop of palm trees and sand dunes. The perfect decor to introduce her sophisticated interpretation of straw baskets. Inspired by amphoras – Ancient Greek recipient used to transport wine – Assoulin payed tribute to the maritime civilization. She updated the historic design by adding big handles and red and blue stripes to her sculptural bag. Another standout is Cult Gaia‘s handmade bamboo bag. As pretty as it is practical, you can fold the basket completely flat. This should make it number one on your packing list and your new favorite traveling companion. 

When it comes to summer accessorise, Dolce & Gabbana often goes all out. This time the designer duo’s collection is an ode to Italian gastronomy and what is  a sunny day in Rome without a delicious gelato? Giving us a real taste of summer, this bag has all the curves of a typical ice cream cone and is topped with colourful fur pompoms. Working along those same lines, Charlotte Olympia‘s watermelon basket offers another original and modern version of the wicker carry all. 



Still sceptical? You can refer to the effortless beauty queen, Jane Birkin who mastered (if not launched) the wicked basket trend. She always looked like she just got back from a vacation on the French Riviera whenever she sported her favorite basket bag.

Honestly, whether you want to give a twist your work outfit or dress down your party gear, baskets carry with them unlimited options to play with.

the writer

Sonia Zmihi

Graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a degree in Marketing, Sonia has now added budding fashion journalist to her work in the fields of marketing and communication. She spends her free time refreshing her Instagram feed looking for the funniest memes, building never ending wishlists on Net-a-porter and cooking exotic meals.

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