GIVENCHY has delved into the murky and fascinating depths of the oceans for the inspiration for its latest ‘It bag’, “The Shark”
Givenchy is already famous for counting one major ‘it bag’ among its offer, the Antigona satchel, loved by stars including Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Rihanna and Miranda Kerr. And the brand’s new Shark bag looks set to be seen on the arms of even more members of the A-list.
Structured and supple, the Shark features a subtly asymmetric form comprising clean, sharp lines.
Its intense black leather body keeps things both modern and classic, while an oversized graphic flap adds depth. The shark-tooth-inspired metal clasp detail injects a dash of elegant danger into the piece.
A removable shoulder strap keeps the design practical and means the bag can be worn over the shoulder, tucked under the elbow or carried in the hand.
The luxury fashion house has adopted the shark tooth form as something of a motif, with the accessory appearing on everything from the label’s boots to jewelry. The animal first made an appearance in its collections in Spring/Summer 2012, courtesy of Riccardo Tisci: the surfer’s talisman was worn as an oversize necklace or transformed into sandal clasps.
Since then, each passing season has seen the house integrate the shark tooth into its collections, whether as pendants, as a clasp on summer sandals or a leather gaiter boot, as cufflinks, earrings, or a surfer’s key-ring, a nylon cord to tie around your neck, pairing the graphic lines of the clasp with the rawer contours of the shark’s tooth.
The Shark, which is available in three sizes, was first unveiled as part of Givenchy’s pre-fall collection. It comes in a variety of colors and finishes including cream and black monochrome, brown studded leather and a dusky beige hue. It is set to hit stores this June.