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Mai bag by Nendo

Ten innovative handbag designs from Dezeen's Pinterest

Over the past month, Pinterest users have consistently sought out handbags in their searches. We round up 10 creative handbag designs from our Pinterest.

With fashion taking centre stage over the past fortnight on Pinterest, in tandem with this year's Autumn Winter 2024 fashion shows, we've selected 10 innovative and unusual bag designs showcased on Dezeen.

In this roundup, fashion brand Ganni embraced biomaterials such as nettle and hemp to craft limited-edition bags, while designer Molly Younger showcased ingenuity by utilising latex to create her collection.

Scroll down to see 10 projects from our handbag board on Pinterest.

Fruit leather handbag

Sonnet155 by Lobke Beckfeld and Johanna Hehemeyer-Cürten

Berlin design students Lobke Beckfeld and Hehemeyer-Cürten have developed Sonnet155, a transparent fruit-leather bag produced using excess fruit skins from juice manufacturing and short cellulose fibres from a nearby textile factory.

The bag comes in a variety of sizes, from small purses to larger totes.

Find out more about Sonnet155

Bou bag by Ganni made using plant-based BioFluff fake fur in pink

BioFluff by Ganni

Danish fashion brand Ganni created a collection of fake fur special edition bags that were unveiled at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Created in collaboration with materials company BioFluff, the bag is made from nettle, hemp and flax fibres and contains no plastics or petrochemicals.

Find out more about BioFluff › 

Kengo Kuma bags by Kengo Kuma

Italian fashion house Fendi worked with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma to design accessories made from washi paper and tree bark that were presented at Fendi's Spring Summer 2024 menswear show.

Many bags in the collection were created with waranshi, a type of washi paper made from cotton and tree bark fibres. This material is commonly used in origami, lantern-making and kimono detailing.

Find out more about Kengo Kuma's collection for Fendi › 

Nendo designs Mai bag from single sheet of laser-cut leather

The Mai collection by Nendo

The Mai collection is a range of handbags that were crafted from single sheets of laser-cut leather that the buyer can assemble at home (above and main image).

Japanese studio Nendo created the collection for Italian online platform Up To You Anthology, which has enabled it to streamline its manufacturing process while also reducing inventory and shipping costs.

Find out more about the Mai collection ›

Balenciaga and Bang & Olufsen release Speaker Bag

The Speaker Bag by Balenciaga and Bang & Olufsen

Fashion brand Balenciaga came together with Danish audio brand Bang & Olufsen to design a limited-edition bag, which it described as "part bag, part Bluetooth sound system".

Unveiled at the Balenciaga fashion show in Paris, The Speaker Bag can be used as a portable speaker or as a traditional purse.

Find out more about The Speaker Bag ›

Latex luggage by Molly young

Latex Luggage by Molly Younger

Australian fashion designer Younger used natural latex to develop an assortment of flesh-like rubber bags and wallets.

To create the bags, Younger applied natural latex by hand onto plaster moulds, resembling sculptural forms, and reinforced the handles with cotton tape. The wallets, which are lined with wool felt, feature zip closures for added security.

Find out more about Latex Luggae  ›

Global supply chain by MSCHF

Global Supply Chain Telephone Handbag by MSCHF

New York Art Collective MSCHF developed this handbag by commissioning various leather factories to produce an item based on specific prompts, incorporating references to well-known designer brand items.

The outcome is the Global Supply Chain Telephone Handbag, crafted from leather with a twill interior.

Find out more about the Global Supply Chain Telephone Handbag ›

Louis Vuitton digital bags

The Canvas of the Future by Louis Vuitton

The Canvas of the Future bags by Louis Vuitton consist of the brand's classic handbags enhanced with integrated OLED digital screens.

Revealed during its Cruise show in 2020, the prototype bags were described by the fashion house as a "groundbreaking blend of technology and craftsmanship."

Find out more about the Canvas of the Future ›

My dear mountains bag by Bottega Veneta and Gaetano Pesce

My Dear Mountains and My Dear Prairies by Gaetano Pesce

For fashion house Bottega Veneta, Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce crafted two handbags that were unveiled during last year's Milan design week.

The bags were showcased in an installation named Vieni a Vedere, where the interior of Bottega Veneta's boutique was enveloped in layers of resin-coated fabric.

Find out more about Gaetano Pesce's bags ›

Deep Blue Bag by Yves Behar

Deep Blue Bag by Yves Behar

Swiss designer Yves Behar created a backpack constructed from recycled sails in a bid to raise awareness about protecting the ocean.

One notable aspect of the design is its waterproof section, allowing items like wetsuits, towels, or swimwear to be stored without the risk of dampening other contents.

Find out more about the Deep Blue Bag ›

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Pinterest is one of Dezeen's fastest-growing social media networks with over 1.4 million followers and more than ten million monthly views. Follow our Pinterest to see the latest architecture, interiors and design projects – there are over four hundred boards to browse and pin from.

Two of our most popular boards in the last fortnight are Fashion and chairs.