‘To Infinity and Beyond’ was first thing that came to mind when I was introduced to Givenchy’s new collection of bags (sorry, couldn’t help myself), but if you think about it, it couldn’t be more apt in describing the Infinity chain detail that seems to go on and on on almost every piece. This Givenchy signature has been featured on a wide (almost infinite, if you must) range of RTW, bags and accessories. And for Fall 2017, the Parisian label has taken this chain detail a step further with the all-new Infinity handbag collection, which also happens to be Riccardo Tisci’s swan song design for the House.
And as of this week, 3 different styles from this collection will be available in Singapore. First up, there’s the Infinity Bucket, a generously shaped tote that comes with a long shoulder strap. Sitting most comfortably on the shoulder (which I think is due to the weighted bottom that’s detailed with the Infinity chain), it won’t accidentally slip off like most other bags will. Fill the Bucket as much as you like, which not only makes it look better, but it just also means those who feel the need to lug everything around (yes, even their kitchen sink) can do it most stylishly with this gorgeous number.
Next, there’s the Infinity Hobo, another tote that’s slightly squarish but still packing enough curves. Perfect for work thanks to its generous size that is sure to fit your everyday work essentials, it comes with a top-handle that’s all great to grab-and-go. Crafted out of soft leather with the Infinity chain detailing on the top handle, there are 2 sizes to choose from, each coming with an extra zippered leather pouch that’s also usefully detachable.
Rounding out the trio is the Infinity Flap, a compact and classic number that you can carry three ways. Sling it across your body, wear it over the shoulder, or just remove the sling completely and use it as a clutch. Featuring a lock clasp that’s hidden beneath the flap, it’s the perfect day-to-night bag, provided of course you’re just shopping in the day and partying through the night.
Available at Givenchy Marina Bay Sands and Paragon now, here comes the most important bit. The Bucket and Flap will retail for SGD2990 and SGD2590 respectively, while the Hobo, which comes in 2 sizes, sells for SGD3150 (Medium) and SGD2790 (Small). No unsightly monograms, no large logos, just the simplest of detailing coupled with functional good design. And even if I’m wrong, I’m guessing there’s another reason why they are called Infinity. Because they are bags designed to be used day in and day out for a really long, long time.