Having first come across this on Mr Duck’s lovely blog, I was pleasantly surprised at how the Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppola Collection is so different from the Stephen Sprouse one. While Stephen is loud and in your face, I agree with Mr Duck that this on the other hand is typical Sofia, simple, practical with no gimmicks. The SC Bag (shown above, left) is based on the classic Keepall, and will come in suede (Grey), calfskin (Burgundy and Navy) and Monogram Canvas. She also designed evening bags and a simple pair of wedge peeptoe sandals in 2 colours, Silver and Gold.
The Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas SC Bag (shown above) is also cute, though some are already calling it ‘unnecessary, unimaginative and uninspiring’. A cross between a Speedy and a Keepall, this could replace my obsession with getting the Monogram Canvas Carryall, which I think looks very similar to, but with improved touches. I understand the shoulder strap is removable, the zips open all the way to the sides and I love the new lock and keybell features.
There is also no mention of the size of this bag, though just by comparing the Monogram patterns running across the length of the bag with the Carryall, I can safely say that the SC Bag will be slightly smaller.
This collection has already been released in Japan as of yesterday, with the rest of the world from March 2009 onwards. Anyone flying up to Tokyo soon?
Images: Louis Vuitton