Bao Bao Issey Miyake
Bao Bao handbags were created by Issey Miyake and first released in 2000. Affixing triangles of polyvinyl and jersey to mesh fabric, the Bao Bao bag is both an experiment in conceptual design and a fashion statement. The design pays tribute to Frank Ghery who explored ‘shapes made by chance’ in his building designs such as the Bilbao Museum, resulting in the namesake Bao Bao. The interlocking, geometric design allows the bag to transform and change as it moves, is filled up, and is put down, continually changing into a one-of-a-kind design entirely dependent on the user.