The best way to describe the Givenchy Lucrezia that’s due out next year as part of the S/S13 collection is perhaps this. If you are familiar with Burberry’s Barrel, Louis Vuitton’s Speedy or even Gucci’s Boston, then you’ll know where I’m heading with this. And before anyone gets on a high horse and starts calling this a copy, don’t. Every designer house in the world has some variation of this shape, which is as basic as it gets. I like to refer to it as the standard bowler, with a pair of short handles on top and usually accompanied by a shoulder sling.
What’s interesting about Givenchy’s Lucrezia (which will come in 2 sizes) are the bells and whistles, which include pointed base studs, the looped shoulder string with even more studs and the ridged detailing that you’ll see going round the bag, starting from under the handles.
And to ensure the collection stands out even more, Givenchy has made extra effort in terms of colours and materials, with some pieces in textured nappa leather (shown above), others with braided nappa bodies. And it doesn’t end there. You’ll also find colour contrasted bags in canvas and leather, grained leather and my favourite, crocodile and lizard-embossed leather combinations.
No word yet on the prices of the Lucrezia, so do stay tuned for more updates.