You’ve already read (and seen) most of Cartier’s new Jeanne Toussaint Fine Leather Goods collection, from my favourite Jeanne Toussaint Asymmetric Clutch to the other pieces in the collection, including the Jeanne Toussaint Chain Bag and the totes which come in 2 sizes.
But enough about the ladies, here’s something just for the boys. Besides creating a collection in homage to Jeanne Toussaint, Creative Director of Accessories Marlin Yuson also drew on another legend of the house, Louis Cartier, for the new mens collection. The man who started it all, the collection is dedicated to his genius, one who dreamt of faraway adventures and the spirit of travel.
Which brings us to the key bag of this collection, the Louis Cartier Bag, an elegant tribute to the man and his wanderlust. Made of caramel-coloured full-grain leather, it takes over five square metres of it, along with fifteen metres of thread and over 100 steps to create it. Measuring 49.5 cm across by 25 cm in height, the barrel-shaped duffel is beautifully finished with palladium-finished hardware, from its sleek side buckles to the tiniest of logos on the top of the bag, taken from the archives and given new life in this exquisite piece.
Another bag that’s worth checking out is this accompanying piece, the Louis Cartier Document Holder, which employs the same craftsmanship and level of detailing dedicated to the former. 40 cm across by 29.5 cm, the briefcase comes in two colours (Black and Caramel), with a bevy of pockets and slots on the inside, and is guaranteed to make even the most disorganised of businessmen weep with joy. Priced at SGD5100 and SGD4350 respectively for the bags, you’ll find both, along with some other pieces including a messenger and a portfolio clutch at Cartier boutiques islandwide.
Luxe, polished and sleek. It’s true what everyone’s been saying, Cartier’s bags are really coming into their own now.