Hedi Slimane certainly has a knack of drawing from Celine’s extensive heritage and archives, reviving vintage logos like the iconic Triomphe as well as the Sulky, with the latter being one of the major highlights of the Fall-Winter 2020 season. With it, he has successfully merged that sense of bourgeois Parisian dressing back into the Celine of today, melding modern-day silhouettes with vintage-inspired motifs to create his perfect balance of the two.
Now, back to the Sulky proper. The logo is basically a horse-and-carriage design dating back to the 1960s, one that Céline Vipiana created to pay homage to her husband, Richard Vipiana. It appeared on a wide range of accessories back in the day, and you will be pleased to find the equestrian motif making a return on an all-new selection of leather goods, such as the Medium Sulky Bag which is also the subject of today’s post. Measuring 23 cm wide and 18 cm high, you can call it the latest alternative to Celine’s offerings of boxy crossbody bags, joining the ranks of the Classic and the Triomphe, which are some of the go-to favourites of the house today.
Another plus point about the Medium Sulky? It’s a fuss-free design that opens easily via the front flap closure, revealing a roomy interior after gently lifting the flap off the Sulky metallic plate. There’s an extra pocket to slip notes and receipts, while everything else can go within the central compartment that’s approximately 6 cm deep. Your phone, continental wallet (yes, even the Large Flap Wallet from Celine), portable charger and other bits and bobs will all fit nicely within, so that’s great for ladies who are on the hunt for a bag that’s big enough for the everyday.
Celine has also provided two options for you to consider, such as the Natural Textile/Black Calfskin (SGD4100) if you love a modern mix of two materials, as well as the Tan Smooth Calfskin (SGD4500) for the fans of a truly classic design. Both pieces will be arriving in Singapore very soon, or you can keep your eyes peeled online to see if they will be launched in time for Christmas. Something old, something new, the Sulky looks set to be the new favourite of the house with more styles launching in the weeks and months to come.