Season after season I tell myself I will get something from Louis Vuitton’s runway collection. Yet season after season it has never happened. The final designs that hit the stores either leave me less than satisfied or the asking prices seem way higher than they’re actually worth. Still I remain hopeful that one day soon I’ll get my runway bag.
And with the launch of the Fall-Winter 2010 Mens Louis Vuitton collection (due out in August 2010), things are certainly looking up. 3 very distinct sub-collections fall under the runway line, and they include Shako, Briska and Monogram Macassar.
First up, the Louis Vuitton Shako Cabas Bandouliere (shown above), a very pared-down vertical tote that’s shaped like a trapezoid. A water-repellent canvas that’s treated with resin, it is also the one I’m liking the most at the moment. What will make me change my mind at the end? The USD2800 price tag.
Next up, 2 messengers that have loads of potential in my bag closet: the Louis Vuitton Brisko Messenger GM and the Louis Vuitton Monogram Macassar Messenger GM. Tentatively priced at USD4500 and USD2800 respectively, the huge price difference is explained in the use of materials. The Brisko Messenger GM is full leather, while the latter comes in coated canvas. These 2 are also sort of on my current wish list, but whether they eventually make it or not still remains to be seen.
More updates to come…
Images: Louis Vuitton