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Object of Desire: Bottega Veneta BV Luna Bag

By Kames Narayanan

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By convention, one would typically take a bag to places but Bottega Veneta’s latest proposition takes its users to its birthplace, Italy. The BV Luna bag’s crossbody silhouette and nuanced details artfully come together as an abstract representation of one of the largest squares in Europe, Prato della Valle located in Padova, Italy. The clues to the carryall’s place of inspiration sit front and centre at its closure: While the house’s distinct intrecciato woven leather portion alludes to the square’s lawn, the engraved metal edge of the closure’s perimeter is a nod to the canal that surrounds Prato della Valle. In more ways than one, be it the signature interwoven leather or its resemblance to the iconic knot closure, the BV Luna crossbody keeps close to its heritage. Far from just a material possession for day-to-day functionality, it is a personification of Bottega Veneta’s history.

Bottega Veneta BV Luna bag, S$3,100.