PHOTOS COURTESY OF LOUIS VUITTON
A little-known fact about Damier Canvas? It predates its more famous sibling Monogram Canvas, by almost eight years, in fact.
Louis Vuitton and his son Georges launched the checkerboard pattern in 1888, making it as old as the Eiffel Tower However, the French fashion house only revived and relaunched it officially in 1998, with Damier Ebène carrying a mix of brown, woody tones.
The Damier family eventually grew to include Damier Azur in a white overlay with hints of natural leather. It remains relatively unchanged in classic line-ups to date, while seasonal collections showcase new expressions from time to time. Take, for example, the all-new Damier Azur Nautical range featuring elements of the rope and gold Louis Vuitton chains snaking across white checkerboard exteriors.
The smallest SLG of the lot, the 12 cm by 9.5 cm Victorine Wallet (SGD1060) contains six card slots, two flat pockets and extra zip pockets for cash and coins. Next, the Félicie Pochette (SGD2250), which needs little introduction. The popular accessory comprises two removable pouches tucked within the main 21 cm by 12 cm purse.
Then there’s the Alma BB (SGD2900), the Néonoé MM (SGD3300) and the Speedy Bandoulière 25 (SGD3000). The bright colour palette keeps the bags from looking too serious. Plus, the nautical motifs certainly add a refreshing perspective to their innate charm.
They also come in different sizes, measuring 23.5 cm by 17.5 cm, 26 cm by 26 cm and 25 cm by 19 cm respectively. In other words, something for every occasion. Whether you’re looking for a small day-to-day bag or prefer bigger styles for throwing everything in, there’s one for you.