What exactly is the stuff of legend? Or of folklore? Sarah Burton would know, having worked as Alexander McQueen‘s right-hand-woman for 15 years. Now the label’s creative director, she channeled Mother Nature in her debut spring collection for the house. To us, it exuded “earthy lightness,” which seems to have also been the inspiration behind the new Folk totes for spring. Crafted from one continuous piece of tan, black, red, or navy leather, and incorporating ample handmade whipstitches, they bring a sense of fantasia into the everyday, a magical marriage of hippie and handy. In your choice of three sizes, the totes start at £1095 ($1775), available soon in Alexander McQueen boutiques, on Alexandermcqueen.com and select stores worldwide.