Sunday Times

BLURRING THE GENDER LINES

Everything you need to know about Louis Vuitton’s new It-bag

- TEXT: THANGO NTWASA

The beauty of ambiguity has become an exciting transition in the world of fashion that sees reflection­s on the stylistic space between the feminine and the masculine — a sensitive zone that erases gender. Blurring the lines that limit this freedom is the house’s artistic director of women’s collection­s, Nicolas Ghesquière. Coming from Louis Vuitton’s spring 2021 collection as the star of the show, the quilted chain bag becomes a much-needed addition to the brand’s long-standing history of impeccable accessorie­s. Its plush shape isn’t just in vogue with fashion’s desires for comforting pieces but also carries a much-needed practicali­ty. With incisive bold colours, sleek metallic tones and a strong geometric removable chain, the bag effortless­ly explores elegance and personalit­y, whether worn cross-body, over the shoulder or in the crook of one’s arm, supple in the softest of lambskins.

The Coussin Bag is available at all global Louis Vuitton stores.

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