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Object of Desire: The Givenchy GV3 Bag

By Kames Narayanan

Pham Quang Tung

While most fashion designers have a hand in creating lines of carryalls for the brands they helm, only few can claim to have designed one that acts as an instant identifier of the brand’s ethos. To British designer Clare Waight Keller, it is seemingly an inherent flair. Her debut bag line as artistic director at Givenchy holds the same promise she did with Chloé’s family of bags. Taking its name, GV3, after the maison’s landmark address on 3 Avenue George V, the collection speaks to a duality that remains central to the brand. Here, the rigid construction of the carryall’s three-compartment accordion structure opens up to a soft body fashioned in supple leather; the double-G clasp, designed with contemporary lines, embraces a time-worn vintage appeal; and twin leather straps offer four styles of wear: on the arm, over the shoulder, across the body or as an evening clutch. The result of a carefully considered design led by a keen understanding of the modern woman’s lifestyle, the future of the GV3 carryall projects a desirability, like Keller’s signature creations of the past.

The Givenchy GV3 bag is available at S$2,850.