Lately, I’ve identified myself missing Louis Vuitton’s Monogram Multicolore bags a small bit, even going so far as looking resale web-sites for wallets and card holders from the discontinued line. The colorful, unsubtle rainbow logos created by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami really feel like they’d obtain a welcome residence in the irony-laced embrace of the existing logo trend, but below Nicolas Ghesquiere, Louis Vuitton has moved on from that sort of appear. Or, at least, I had assumed it had, but then the Louis Vuitton New Wave Bags created their debut on the brand’s site.
The New Wave Bags do not function the brand’s monogram print (though they do have a significant, gold LV marker suitable up front), but they do function straps embroidered with the brand’s names in a rainbow of colors, which instantly took me back to Monogram Multicolore in my thoughts. It really is a a lot more subtle implementation of a related aesthetic concept (as considerably as rainbow branding can be subtle), but for anybody who’s been watching the brand given that the mid-2000s, it feels not possible not to make that instant mental jump.
The bags themselves are considerably distinctive from something in the Murakami line, although. For a single, they are created of quilted calf leather alternatively of coated canvas, and the shapes are new to the brand alternatively of Vuitton classics. Suitable now, you are going to obtain two sizes of chain-strap flap bag with a curvy bottom (there is no way to variety this with no creating it sound like I am speaking about a butt!), as properly as a purchasing tote, all with the similar wavy embroidery. Though quilted, chain-strap flap bags are not specifically new, the structural variations and facts make these really feel distinctive, but the purchasing tote reminds me a small as well considerably of many distinctive Saint Laurent bags, as properly as the vintage Chanel pieces these bags had been inspired by.
I’ve gone back and forth on my individual feelings about these bags—some moments they really feel a lot more tacky than entertaining, other people they look like they’d appear wonderful on the suitable particular person. Either way, they are priced fairly properly for leather Louis Vuitton bags, in particular soft leather: the Louis Vuitton New Wave Bag PM is $1,990, the MM is $two,270, and the Chain Tote is $two,680. You can verify out the complete line by means of Louis Vuitton.