Ever since Clare Waight Keller took on the role of Artistic Director for Givenchy, the French luxury brand has been producing a steady line-up of bags and leather goods that’s all about form and function, such as the innovative Whip bag which comes in smooth leather and exotic skin variations, as well as the handy Cross3 that can be worn in multiple ways. Today, an all-new addition from Givenchy’s Fall-Winter 2019 collection joins the family, one that’s simply known as the Mystic bag. It comes in a practical trapezoid-like silhouette, with a half-concealed hardware logo that opens and closes to reveal two different looks, a discreet double G logo when closed or the full square Givenchy logo when it is open.
Some might argue that it looks like a fusion of two of Givenchy’s signature bags, and with good reason. The triangular-shaped flap is reminiscent of the V-shaped detailing found on the Antigona. The single top handle, on the other hand, is a signature of the Pandora, this time rendered in a mix of calf leather, suede, and bombé pillow cushion that’s bonded together to form a thick and sturdy handle, making it a comfortable and easy piece to carry for the everyday.
The Mystic is available in two sizes, starting with a Small which measures 25.5 cm by 22.5 cm (shown above) that’s actually roomy enough for a day’s worth of essentials. There’s even a flat zipped pocket within, while everything else can be slotted and arranged as you please, thanks to a sizeable depth of 15 cm. Flip the bag to the back and you will find an additional flat pocket.
It’s also worth mentioning that not everyone is a fan of monogrammed leather goods, and Givenchy’s Mystic bag comes without any bold logos nor exterior patterns. Instead, it’s simply identified by its streamlined silhouette and smooth leather exterior, with an attention to detail and craftsmanship (decorative topstitching and hand-painted edges) that the Maison has always been known for. The Small (SGD3990) is available in colours like Black, Desert Brown, Eggplant, Lichen Green, Natural, Pale Pink, Pale Yellow and Storm Grey.
Those, however, who want something bigger can consider the Medium (SGD4990) that measures 31.5 cm by 30 cm and comes in 4 colours like Black, Desert Brown, Natural and Storm Grey. Both sizes are now available at Givenchy boutiques (Marina Bay Sands and Paragon Shopping Centre), so if you want to have a closer look, you know what to do.