Designer Anna Lynett Moss describes her handbag collection, Chiyome
, as “a counter-argument against the movement toward excessive decoration.” Skipping the bells and whistles that the current age of fashion is all about, Chiyome bags are clean and minimalistic, with sharp lines, subtle color relationships and smart proportions. Named after Moss’s Japanese great-grandmother, the collection takes utilitarian and industrial materials and makes them luxe in the designer’s NYC-based studio. Moss is constantly striving to build a sustainable, ethical business: she has transitioned into using vegan leathers and Fair Trade woods, and opts to source materials from small businesses. Could what’s practically the opposite of modern fast fashion be just what you were looking for?