Carrie Forbes’ journey to become one of the world’s most creative handbag and shoe designers is one of both innovation and collaboration. Carrie once again brings these qualities to life with new designs introducing the Carrie Forbes Resort 2024 and Spring 2025 lines this summer. 

Carrie’s passion for elegant and timeless design began in 1989 in Los Angeles when she launched her eponymous brand of modern, unique, and stylized hand-crocheted  bagthat quickly sold to top luxury retailers around the world including Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, and Neiman Marcus.

After great success with her line in the US, Carrie moved to Europe in 2003 and spent over a decade in Italy working with some of the most prestigious Italian luxury fashion houses including Armani, Fendi, Vionnet, Etro and Ferragamo. There, Carrie oversaw development and production of her own designs in collaboration with those fashion houses, while refining her skills as a designer and weaving expert.

Through her travels to Morocco, Carrie found inspiration in a region of the country well-known for its hand-crafted, quality weaving by indigenous women. A skill so unique and so finely honed it is handed down generation to generation and takes decades to perfect. Inspired by the beauty of the natural raffia weaving, Carrie relaunched her line in 2014 where it is once again sold in exclusive retail stores across the US.    

Today, Carrie collaborates with many of the women weavers, traveling to small villagesworking closely with the skillful and talented Moroccan artisans. Through this creative process, Carrie continues to perfect her own craft, bridging the art and beauty of an ancient weaving tradition with the modern world of fashion.

Carrie’s work has been featured in Vogue, WWD, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle.

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