STEVEN HARKIN

Sculptural clutch bags, handbags and elegant backpacks that stand out from the crowd.

Artist's Statement

I started making bags as a hobby in my native Sydney, some 35 years ago. One-off quirky pieces sold to private and public collectors. A stunning red aluminium attaché case won me a grant to research the leather industry in Europe. As a consequence, I moved to Italy in 2000, then to Britain in 2003 to teach at London College of Fashion (resigned in 2008). Curves in women, nature and design, as well as negative spaces seen in a building, a car or an abstract painting inspire me. Architectural shapes, contemporary designs with a retro look, bright colours, aluminium details, clean lines and high quality leather define my creations.

Awards:

Cockpit Arts/Leathersellers' Award 2018

British Travelgoods and Accessories Association Best Fashion Accessory of the Year 2014 Award with my bestseller clutch bag, the Kylie.

Further Images

The Pepe backpack

The Pepe backpack

Glossy patent red leather for a luxury backpack bag

The Mew Bag

The Mew Bag

Iconic bag with aluminium handles in trendy mustardy yellow leather.

The Heather bucket bag

The Heather bucket bag

Stylish, timeless boxy bucket bag in black leather with studs


The Amelia Bag

The Amelia Bag

Small yellow top handle bag with black gussets and decorative belt.

The Kat bag

The Kat bag

Small crossbody bag in tan leather

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