PHOTO COURTESY OF LOUIS VUITTON
Taking inspiration from the interiors of Borromeo Palace on a small private island on Italy’s Lake Maggiore, Louis Vuitton’s dreamy Cruise 2024 collection is truly a treat for the senses. Especially when translated onto padded Malletage lambskin. Previously appearing on the interiors of the maison’s trunks, the material now takes centrestage on familiar favourites.
Creative director Nicolas Ghesquière pictured a landscape with mermaids by the lake, colouring them in pastel blue, turquoise and pink. The three new shades, namely Ecume, Lagoon and Rosabella respectively, feature a slight gradient finish with a beautiful smoky effect. Combining with the puffy quilted effect, they give the bags both visual and tactile appeal.
One of Louis Vuitton’s earliest OG designs, the Alma is instantly recognisable even in Malletage and sans monograms or logos. Save for a tiny Louis Vuitton Paris label on the exterior leather tab, that is. For a recap of the size, the Nano Alma (SGD4750) measures 18 cm wide and 12 cm high, while the larger Alma BB (SGD6150) comes in at 23.5 cm by 17.5 cm.
The Pico GO-14 (SGD6150) is another miniature darling measuring 15 cm wide and 10 cm high. This tiny flap bag is perfect for wearing across the body or over the shoulder via the sliding chain. At 23 cm by 16 cm, the GO-14 MM (SGD9650) is on the opposite end of the spectrum. The MM size also comes with a short handle, adding to its versatility and charm.