A bag has a simple function (to carry things) and a relatively simple design (a main compartment and handle(s)), yet it’s always fascinating to me how designers can innovate beyond these basic elements to create something new and modern. Linda Sieto, a Hungary-based designer, creates her Shift collection of handbags inspired by “the state of transition, a period when balance is disturbed.” These bags, perfectly imperfect in their asymmetry, disregards the traditional design of parallel structures.
In deep tones of grey mint, mid-tone blue, matte wine and burgundy red, the Shift bags feature asymmetrical flaps, contrasting tassels, and slashed wrist straps that have been contoured with hand-painted edges.
The biggest bag of the collection is the tote, a generously sized structure that still allows for the leather to move fluidly.
The clutches, available in mint, pale taupe and foggy blue, also have the signature slashed wrist strap detail in multiple cuts for an easier grip.