If you’re wondering what that noise was, it was me having a minor freakout over these leather bags from Linda Sieto, a Budapest-based accessory designer. In her latest collection, Loosen – Phase 1, the bags are meant to “reveal their true ‘self’ through time and wear.”

Loosen   Phase 1: Leather Bags from Linda Sieto in style fashion  Category

A bag that’s meant for more than one season without getting bored is a dream in my book and that’s just the route Sieto was going for. The bags could work any time of year and for most any occasion and I call that money well spent.

Loosen   Phase 1: Leather Bags from Linda Sieto in style fashion  Category

The overall shape is a simple box but the layers of leather make each one unique. The flaps are slashed in various patterns making you wonder what’s underneath.

Loosen   Phase 1: Leather Bags from Linda Sieto in style fashion  Category

Over time, the bags will mature and the leather will loosen up around the slashes and the details below will slowly begin to show.

Loosen   Phase 1: Leather Bags from Linda Sieto in style fashion  Category

Loosen   Phase 1: Leather Bags from Linda Sieto in style fashion  Category

Loosen   Phase 1: Leather Bags from Linda Sieto in style fashion  Category

Loosen   Phase 1: Leather Bags from Linda Sieto in style fashion  Category

Loosen   Phase 1: Leather Bags from Linda Sieto in style fashion  Category

Loosen   Phase 1: Leather Bags from Linda Sieto in style fashion  Category

Loosen   Phase 1: Leather Bags from Linda Sieto in style fashion  Category

Loosen   Phase 1: Leather Bags from Linda Sieto in style fashion  Category

Photos by György Károlyi.