SS’21: Time to Tote It Up! #TrendAlert

Spring Summer 2021 has a practical perfect solution for the IT bag. And it’s a woven wonder of artisanal aesthetics of wickerlicious macrame, crochet and embroidery combined with sustainability!

This season, DIY and sustainability are sartorial statements with an elevated appeal. From the runway to street fashion, environmentally conscious is the choice of every fashionista. And what better a solution than trotting about with the latest IT Bag of SS ’21, the macrame marvel Market Tote!

Totally Tote
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‘Tote’ally about the trend

The Market Tote has been around for decades. A classic bag meant to carry ice soon became a fashion staple after various designers reinterpreted the bag to what we know today. Think Birkin as one of the most popular Totes of our time! Initially, a textile bag crafted with canvas, it sees exploration in macrame, crochet, wicker, basket weaves, embroidery, and other trimmings this season.

Different Types Of Totes

One bag, different personas, Totting it up has a whole new meaning! There’s a Tote for every mood and situation. Let’s take a moment to walk through the weave wonderland of Totes and brush up on its many avatars!

The Market Tote

Meant for shopping, Market Totes come in a variety of materials. Spacious and large, these are the perfect companion to take shopping!

Market Tote
Market Tote
The Picnic Tote

The name says it all! Usually crafted in wicker, these resemble picnic baskets. The bag to carry scrumptious food or pack up as a fashion statement, the Picnic Tote is the whimsical element for a fun outing!

Picnic Tote
Picnic Tote
The Work Tote

A Tote to carry work essentials, this is a sleek bag with excellent capabilities! While not as large as a Market Tote, the Work Tote can still have enough space to fit in all your work requirements and a few extra things like a pair of sneakers and not look stuffy!

Work Tote
Work Tote
The Beach Tote

The handy, carry-all bag for things from a change of clothes and flip flops to essentials like wallet and phones! The Beach Tote is the solution for the large yet chic bag that’s practical yet fashionable!

Beach Tote
Beach Tote

Designer’s Totes

This season, totes took the runway by storm. From wicker to macrame, textured totes were scuttling about on the ramp at all the designer shows! Altuzarra accessorized with oversized basket knit Totes in subtle tones and leather trims, while Anna Sui went homespun with DIY Macrame Totes in effective contrasts. Tone on tone colours was the play at Bottega Veneta.

On the other hand, print play was Dior’s choice of totes. Fendy’s Totes seemed laced with a kitsch appeal, while practicality in netted was the choice for Longchamp. Armani, on the other hand, seemed to dabble with knotted fringe on braided bags!

Tote It Up With Celebs

Celebs too are taken with the tote! From Jennifer Lopez to Camila Cabello, the stars all have a Tote swingin’ by their sides. Kristin Davis opted for a Fendi Basket Bag for her character Charlotte on the set of And Just Like That. At the same time, packed up in a Picnic Tote, summer vibes to the max! While Valentino in wicker was the choice for Jennifer Lopez on the other hand, a Woven sling seemed to have Camila Cabello’s attention.

Richa Moorjani of Never Have I Ever fame opted for a round Basket Knit, which was also a favourite with Fashion Blogger Komal Pandey! Speaking of Fashion Bloggers, Masoom Minawala showed off her’s embellished with pearls! On the other hand, Summiyya Patni of House of Misu totted out and about with a Wicker one with leather straps.

Bollywood celebs like Sonam Kapoor seemed to favour hers in weave structures. While Shraddha Kapoor ventured the wilds with a Knitted version in multicoloured fray trims, Soha Ali Khan and daughter were the cutest pair with a red Market Tote!

The Woven Totes Collection

This Spring Summer 2021, Totes have taken centre stage as the companion fit for every fashionista. An ode to practicality and sustainability, DIY inspired bags have descended as the answer to the eternal question of environmentally conscious fashion. Inspired by their artisanal aesthetics, we have created a range in gold with the Market Tote’s twist n’ turn weave structure. It’s the jewellery

The Woven Totes Collection Mood Board
Designer’s Quote: (Ursila)

For the Globe Totter in you, this season, it’s a woven aesthetic for practicality! The tote bag is the accessory for Spring Summer 2021, knitted with positivity and chill summer vibes. From embroidery and embellishment to crochet and macrame in recycled glory, trotting with a tote is in! Inspired by this artisanal bag trend, we’ve created a range in gold with a woven structure for a casual, laid back summer vibe.

Check out some of the Macrame Marvel pieces from the collection:

Parade O Braid Necklace
Rope Reclaim Ring
Birkin Braids Drops
Macrame Mood Pendant
Forget Me Knot Bracelet

While you’re packin’ your latest new accessory trend of the season, why not add a glint of gold to it? Get inspired by the macrame mood and crochet crush it with your new Tote!

Check out the Woven Tote Collection here! 

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