This season, designers brought a pinch of pragmatism to their bags, using versatile strap details. Bringing ease to office accoutrements, Fratelli Rossetti has added backpack details to a leather document holder, while Chanel’s diamond-quilted bag can be worn either as a chain-strapped bucket bag or soft backpack. Valextra went more off-road, giving its signature ‘Iside’ bag detachable straps that resemble climbing ropes. In soft calfskin, its pyramidal design can be carried elegantly by hand or dexterously tied to balance on the back.

As originally featured in the March 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*216)