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 and negative spaces inspire me, often seen in a building, a car or a painting. Architectural shapes, contemporary designs with a retro look, bright colours, aluminium details, clean lines and high quality leather define my creations.

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

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Fossie bag Blue Leather

Fossie bag Blue Leather

Orange Leather Briefcase

Orange Leather Briefcase

Syd Orange Messenger bag

Syd Orange Messenger bag


Award Winning Kylie Clutch

Award Winning Kylie Clutch

Patent black leather, red suede lining.

Patent red Kylie clutch

Patent red Kylie clutch

Patent red leather, black Suede lining,

Patent Orange Clutch

Patent Orange Clutch


Navy Blue Envelope

Navy Blue Envelope

Barbara Classic Handbag

Barbara Classic Handbag

Black leather, red Suede lining,

Black Minnie Handbag

Black Minnie Handbag

Black leather body, beige leather handle, pearl Suede lining,


Pepe Backpack Peanut Butter leather

Pepe Backpack Peanut Butter leather

Brown Pepe Backpack

Brown Pepe Backpack

Luxury brown leather backpack, tan Suede lining, inside pockets and compartments, a bag for everyday and for life!

Iconic Mew Bag

Iconic Mew Bag

Paris Fashion Museum bought one of these for their permanent collection. Red leather with black anodised aluminium handles, black Suede lining.


White leather Clutch

White leather Clutch

Envelope Clutch

Envelope Clutch

iPad cover or big clutch. Patent black leather, red Suede lining.

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