Occasionally I have to feel on a new bag or collection for a whilst. That is the case with this unique set of Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2018 bags, which arrived on the brand’s web page about a week ago and which I have been going to in a tab given that then, contemplating specifically what is going on with them. I am nonetheless not certain, but it is time to speak about them anyway.
Handbags exist on all types of continuums, and a single of them is a continuum of customer friendliness. On a single finish, there are very simple, largely artless bags, created to sell in significant quantities to shoppers that like luxury goods but are uncomfortable involving themselves in the in some cases difficult aesthetics that constitute capital-F Style. On the other finish, there are weird bags whose complete point is to embody some sort of higher-notion thought about the cultural zeitgeist, typically at the expense of wide marketability and higher sales. These Louis Vuitton bags, which are structurally 3 of the brand’s most preferred designs of the Nicolas Ghesquiere era, want to reside at each extremes of this unique continuum.
As you have most likely currently surmised, these bags—navy Epi leather versions of the City Steamer, Twist and Petite Boite Chapeau bags—are all embellished with illustrations of a variety of low-tech gadgets, like standard watches, lighters and what seems to be a walkie talkie. I am assuming we are supposed to take into account these issues as objects, with their visual familiarity taking the spot of standard embellishment. If flowers can be a print, why are not other physical issues treated similarly?
The answer to that query is possibly clear from the bags: the final results are a bit awkward, and I am not certain how most people today would match a single of these into the day-to-day wardrobe duties that would otherwise be handled by bags of the identical shape. Apparently some people today are not obtaining such a trouble with these issues, though—all 3 versions are sold out. Verify them out under.
Louis Vuitton City Steamer Bag
$four,450 through Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Petite Boite Chapeau Bag
$four,400 through Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Twist Bag
$three,650 through Louis Vuitton