The iconic #DiorOblique motif was designed by Marc Bohan during his reign as Creative Director back in 1967, and was only reintroduced years later when John Galliano took over in 1996. While the motif seemingly disappeared after Bill Gaytten and Raf Simons helmed the label subsequently, it was Maria Grazia Chiuri who reintroduced the monogram in her collections, with the pattern seen all over bags and SLGs that have become huge hits for the brand.
Thing is, Maria Grazia Chiuri not only reintroduced it, she also updated it slightly as well; the jacquard weave is now more intricate and refined, with the embroidered pattern a little denser than before. And it has been busy, appearing on a series of bags before recent must-haves including the Book Tote and the Saddle Bag.
Which is why you should act fast if you want the all-new Diorquake Clutch which has arrived at the stores. A versatile piece which you can carry on its own like a clutch, you could also clip the aged gold-tone metal ‘D’ ring onto other bags like a cute bag charm. Or you could just buy the accompanying strap and sling it on like a mini bag which is always a good option.
Measuring 22 cm by 14.5 cm, it’s also pretty roomy, with a slip pocket within the beige canvas interior perfect for storing quick access cards and the like. Better yet, the Diorquake Clutch (SGD1950) comes in 3 colours for you to choose from: Blue, Brown, Burgundy and Green, though the latter does not seem to be available in stores just yet because of the Harrods pop-up.
If there’s just one downside, it would be that the ‘D’ logo feels a tad bit heavy on its own, which can make the small bag pretty heavy even though you don’t have much filled within. But the flip side of that would be a bag with hardware that feels cheap and tacky, which is actually much worse, don’t you think?