The simplicity of the tote is taken up several notches with the arrival of a trio of high functioning designs to accompany you through the every day
Artistic head, Matthieu Blazy is a dab hand at reworking artisanal craft. Deploying Bottega Veneta’s unique Intrecciatto weaving, the boxy, soft Andiamo bag is a friendly, high functioning bag with a glimmer of knotted gold hardware. “It is my favorite feeling in the world when you arrive in a new city and start wandering around,” says Blazy. With spontaneous city breaks on the Spring horizon, this could be your best companion.
Welcome the hybrid Es Giant quilted travel bag into the frame. The top zipped calfskin design, finished with bronze hardware, and a tone on tone logo nestles under your arm just so. One could easily slide in a tennis racket, or a weekend’s getaway worth of clothes.
Pieter Mulier, the Belgian - French creative director of Alaia, has a magician’s talent of amplifying silhouettes both on and off the body. The Khaima’s fan-like form featuring waves of panelled leather and a neat little handle reminds us that we are all in constant motion. The arched base gives the design a sprightly poise.