Having had the honour of seeing the prototypes the last time I was in Paris, I’ve kept these a secret for as long as I could, and now with their official launch I can finally break my vow of silence (I know it all sounds a tad dramatic, but that’s just me, especially with the tropical storm we are experiencing right now in Singapore).
Featuring a pattern that’s reminiscent of Moynat’s interior structure in their trunks dating back to 1870, Artistic Director Ramesh Nair had taken upon himself (and with great success too, if I might add) to create the new monogram, with a series of repeating Ms that’s both discreet and yet arty.
Something important to note, whilst most printed pochettes (and totes) these days are made up of coated canvas, the Rivage collection from Moynat are printed on durable cowhide leather, sourced from French suppliers to the house’s highest specifications.
Besides the ones in Blue, Grey and Yellow (shown above), there will also be a special edition in Red for Isetan Tokyo. Prices, sizes and images of the totes will follow soon, so do stay tuned for more updates.
Update: 16 June 2014
This just in, the Rivage Pochette measures 21 cm by 15 cm and retails for EUR350. Have a look at their boutique in Paris (348 Rue Saint Honoré, diagonally opposite from Colette) or drop them an email at [email protected] to place an order.