In the world of Louis Vuitton we all know that the likes of the Speedy and Neverfull are unquestionably the enduring icons of the brand. We are bombarded with size comparisons of these bags and pressured to pick our favorite between the queen and…the other queen of the LV kingdom. However, maybe the question on all our lips should really be, why do we overlook so many of the brand’s newer and lesser-known designs? After all, the fashion powerhouse is sending new bags down the runway each season, reimagining the classics whilst also showcasing new innovative designs. Here at PurseBop we think we owe it to the luxury fashion giant to show these bags some love.
The designs incorporate new and innovative looks while embracing the brand’s iconic heritage. What could be a clearer sign that the brand has more to offer us outside of the classics than the debut of its prototype “Canvas of the Future” bags at its Cruise 2020 show? The bags featured functioning canvas video screens on their sides. Speaking to Vogue about the collection, Nicolas Ghesquière, the brand’s creative director, declared, “we’re all citizens of different decades at once.” The ultra futuristic look mixed in with the brand’s iconic Speedy design signals Louis Vuitton’s desire to merge something old with something new in an effort to keep its brand and heritage alive in an ever-growing and competitive market. Check out the top 5 bags we think showcase this below!
While the Speedy might be loved as the compact on-the-go city bag, we believe the Noé has all the chicness of a Speedy and all the ease of carrying a Neverfull and therefore is perfect for those who simply can’t decide. Originally designed as a bag to carry 5 bottles of champagne in 1932 (chic, we know), the Noé is the perfect mix of Louis Vuitton’s heritage and functionality.
2. Dauphine MM
We couldn’t not include this one on our list! Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or got yourself accidentally logged out of your Instagram account—practically the same thing) then you’ll definitely recognize this beauty. Described by the brand itself as the latest “It Bag,” the classic version of the bag was updated for the Cruise 2019 collection, explaining its vintage look yet modern charm. Try in Monogram Reverse to make a bold statement.
3. City Steamer MM
Embodying the season’s striking oversized motif, the City Steamer MM is the perfect sleek city bag. To honor the historic Damier canvas, created prior to its Monogram counterpart in 1888, the Damier Tressage version of this design creates an eye-catching checkerboard look, a stylish reimagining of the print that started it all.
Channelling 70s female boss vibes, the Vaugirard radiates sophistication. The dark leather handle and strap are perfect for those who love a patina. The mixture of Monogram canvas with colored leather is refreshingly new for the brand and yet feels vintage. Consistent with Nicholas Ghesquière’s vision of life spanning eras, Vogue has labelled aspects of the brand’s Cruise 2020 collection “Space-age Elizabethan.”
Petite Boite Chapeau
Former friend of the Kardashians, Jordyn Woods, has rocked this little gem on her Instagram several times over the past few months. While it may not ooze functionality, it brings visions of old Hollywood glamour and that’s enough to sell us. The bag doesn’t quite resemble one of the brand’s classic trunks, but its structured aesthetic certainly links to their heritage of travel.
Stylist Assistant at French Elle, Louise Aguilar, spoke to PurseBop about Louis Vuitton’s “Canvas of the Future” bags and what they mean for the brand. “Ghesquiére may have designed the bag of the future, yet he has kept the DNA of Louis Vuitton to transpose it into a new dimension,” she told us.
So whether we’ll all be watching Netflix’s latest binge-worthing show from the comfort of our own LV treasures in the future or not, the fact remains that Louis Vuitton is a brand that is very much eager to celebrate its heritage by propelling it into the 21st century.
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