With Nicholas Knightly officially on board as Creative Director of Moynat, you can expect a brand-new curation of bags and leather goods that will be progressively launched in the coming months. You read all about the Flori earlier in March 2021, but now it’s time to learn more about the 2 new bag styles under the Toile 1920 range, the perfectly round Wheel BB and structured mini-trunk known as the Little Suitcase.
Both bags feature the Moynat monogram, created by Henri Rapin back in 1920 through alternating lines of the letter ‘M’. Initially designed to protect Moynat from forgeries, the motif eventually became a signature at the French luxury brand, and it is widely known as the Toile 1920 monogram today. You’re already familiar with the Oh! Tote as well as zipped pouches and SLGs that come in Toile 1920, but there’s something uniquely different (and not to mention, cute) about the Wheel BB and Little Suitcase.
For one, they are hard-sided cases inspired by the world of trunk-making, featuring elements like the metallic clasp from Moynat’s vintage trunks and reinforced decorative studs around the edges of the bag. Two, they come in a delicate size that classifies them as minaudière at Moynat, making for a chic and elegant design that’s bound to be a head-turner whenever you’re out and about. Three, the shapes of the respective bags are not designed by chance, but rather taken from Moynat’s extensive trunk-making heritage back in the day. The cylindrical Wheel BB is a miniaturised version of a Moynat case designed in 1907 to hold spare tyres, while the Little Suitcase is a shrunken-down miniature of the hand-held briefcases carried in the early 1900s.
Both bags will only be available in Carbon/Bronze for now, sold together with a removable (and adjustable) shoulder strap in a complementary colour. Priced at SGD6400 for the Wheel BB and SGD6000 for the Little Suitcase, the bags are now available for sale at Moynat boutiques in Marina Bay Sands and Takashimaya Shopping Centre. A choice of hand-painted stripes and initials can also be placed by special order, subject to availability and waitlist on a first-come-first-serve basis. Which of the two do you have your eye on?