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Fashion Editor's Picks: Folk Yeah! Bring On The Wicker, Raffia and Rope

In this bi-weekly column, we spotlight the most covetable pieces to add to your wardrobe.

It seems as though designers had beach vacations and countryside frolics on their minds when designing the Spring/Summer 2020 collections. Why? Because there is an underlying chilled-out bohemian vibe this season that alludes to charming summer escapades going by the number of wicker bags we’ve spotted at brands like Miu Miu and Celine; the raffia fringes we see at MSGM and Roger Vivier; to the rustic rope accents at Valentino and Dior. If the subliminal message is for us to take things take things easy and escape – especially in these bleak times – count us on board. Browse the gallery above to see how you can be part of the tribe.

Calfskin and nylon minaudiere, $2,360, Prada
This mesh piece may have south of France chic written all over it, but the best part about its design is that you can always carry the detachable nylon pouch on its own for something more minimalist. How’s that for a good catch? Magnetic Midnight raffia headband with faux pearls, $920, www.matchesfashion.com
The next time you’re looking for  statement headgear, consider this Coachella-worthy design by Colombian designer Lucia Echavarria which was inspired by the mirrored mosaics during a trip to Shiraz, Iran. Cotton-blend belt, Etro
For times when you need to add a little swing to your outfits. Simone Rocha cotton-blend, raffia and tulle top, US$570 (S$795), www.net-a-porter.com
The beaded neckline of this top is trimmed with just the right amount of raffia – great for those who are still wary of going full-on with the raffia fringe trend. Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello metal bracelet, Saint Laurent
A more abstract and arty take on nautical rope bracelets. Leather sandals, Bottega Veneta
Meet every street style star and fashion fiend’s must-have shoes, which also happens to come in the most delicious Skittles-coloured hues. Cotton pants, Stella McCartney
Consider this pair the season’s answer to elevated chinos. Baguette leather pochette, $5,690, Fendi
The Italian maison gives its It bag from the 2000s a fresh summery update in braided leather. Celine by Hedi Slimane Mini Bucket Celine Classic Panier calfskin and wicker bucket bag, $1,500, Celine
What looks like the perfect vessel for flowers is also the perfect casual bag for a jeans and T-shirt kind of day. Panama cane and grosgrain bucket hat, $730, Hermes
Add this handsomely crafted number to the growing list of this season’s fashionable bucket hats. Leather and raffia mules with feathers and raffia, $2,630, Roger Vivier
The kind of footwear for a tiki-themed party. Valentino Garavani Rope leather shoulder bag, $3,060, Valentino
Trust Pierpaolo Piccioli’s rendition of the rope trend to be a beautiful tone-on-tone shoulder bag. Mira Mikati cotton sweater, $800, Rue Madame
London-based label Mira Mikati puts an artisanal spin on this street staple with her vibrant hand-knotted macrame details. Cotton and rope sandals, $850, Dior
Espadrilles + Grecian sandals = Casual elegant footwear. ID93 rafia and calfskin clutch, $3,850, Givenchy
This knotted design is just one of the many iterations from this debut line of oversized clutches.   Prices unavailable unless stated