Los Angeles-based Building Block has yet again delivered a collection of bags that redefines functional pieces into an elegant minimalism. Looking back at their previous collections, the style has subtly evolved toward a more mature and luxurious direction. While the proportions and details of the bags reflect the modern day need for effortlessness and convenience, its materials, craft and finishings are classic.
Bags That Don’t Brag - NYTimes.com Mark Cross calf leather Grace box bag, $2,495 at Barneys and Dover Street Market; Rochas double-breasted long hair wool-alpaca coat, $4,870 at lagarconne.com. Dries Van Noten striped cotton shirt, $365 at Bergdorf Goodman. Peter Goldman for The New York Times in the Stanford White Studio at the Chatwal Hotel