His First Bag
Saint Laurent’s inaugural handbag is here
Saint Laurent’s inaugural handbag–which bears a striking (albeit diminutive) resemblance to the ubiquitous duffle–is officially here, seizing time and the contents of many a woman’s belongings sans Yves, but what does thee think?
After the extensive argument that circumvented Hedi Slimane’s second collection for the newly branded Saint Laurent, I think it’s fairly important that we asses the first eponymous handbag, inspired by a travel bag that Mr. Slimane requested and designed for personal use last spring. Frankly, there’s nothing un-Yves about it. Coming in three sizes and colors that run a gamut from bordeaux (ox blood) to chalk (muddy bones), it’s fresh, it’s seemingly timeless, it’s not trying to be anything or knock you over the head with an auspicious brand name.
And though I’m not particularly keen on carry-alls (sue me, practicality just isn’t really my bag–pun outrageously intended–give me a seashell and I will make an honest minaudiere of it), I do like that this one is obviously unisex (after all, it’s inspired by the mental objects of Mr. Slimane’s own accessory bank) and therefore applicable under any and all circumstances. Take it to work, take it to lunch, take it to the gym, your therapist’s office–it’s a product of your hard-earned money–wear it to sleep if you damn well please. And maybe, too, it’s an indiscernible nod to what the next season holds? You tell me, folks.
What do you think of Hedi Slimane’s first contribution to Saint Laurent’s accessory roster? I for one, am emoting in favor.