Last week I promised to show you more about the bags shown in my post about Ashes to Snow. Inspired by both Dutch design and Asian culture, ANTS. brings a mixture of practicality and cool aesthetics, with an interesting balance between dark influences and a touch of humour while transcending gender-based and seasonal boundaries in fashion. Unique products produced in limited editions by passionate local craftsmen.

ANTS. is founded by Anneloes van Osselaer who graduated cum laude at AMFI Fashion Design was the winner of ‘De Lichting‘ of 2008. After working several years in the Netherlands she moved to Beijing to work for the Asian department of an Scandinavisch fast fashion brand. Being a fan of black bags and fashion items, I was impressed by the pieces I saw at Ashes to snow and had to show some more of them on the blog.

photography via ANTS. with thanks | picture 4-5 by vosgesparis