Everyone knows the story behind the one and only Boy Chanel. The iconic design created by Karl Lagerfeld made its debut at Chanel’s Fall-Winter 2011 runway show, carrying an androgynous spirit (clean rectangular lines, large-link gourmette chains and unique graphic clasp) that’s named after Gabrielle Chanel’s first love, Arthur ‘Boy’ Capel. The bag stole the hearts of many, eventually becoming a house classic that returned season after season in numerous colours and materials to choose from.
In Chanel’s Métiers d’Art 2019 collection alone, there are at least 6 different variations to choose from, and that’s just taking the Small (20 cm by 12 cm) size into consideration. They range from croc-embossed leather (SGD6750) that comes with a gold graffiti print illustrated by Cyril Kongo to a pair in metallic lambskin (SGD7070) showcasing distinctive leatherwork techniques done to perfection by the artisans of the house.
The fourth bag comes in crumpled calfskin (SGD7390), but if you look closely enough, the leather is aligned in a way that forms a scale-like pattern, which reminds one of the exterior of a python, one of several animals (along with iguanas and Nile alligators) that are key inspirations behind the Egyptian-themed collection.
Rounding up the lot are the dressier pieces that double up as statement-making bags for your evening soirees and extravagant parties. Get the calfskin and strass combo (SGD8510) if you’re looking out for a Boy Chanel that’s dripping with rhinestones for maximum effect. Then there’s the calfskin and cotton (SGD8510) that has been embroidered to perfection, the ultimate tribute to the ancient civilisation.
Now available at Chanel boutiques (Marina Bay Sands and Takashimaya Shopping Centre) in Singapore, you will also be able to find a generous selection of accessories, bags, RTW and shoes that will go well with these bags. Have you taken a look yet?