Jeanne Lanvin was a pioneer in her day, making a big name for herself in the world of 1920s fashion. She designed clothing for women, men, and children alike. Her designs often employed the use of quilted fabrics, lace, and texture. She also enjoyed mixing different materials together, such as patent with matte or transparent with opaque. She was inspired by the impressionist artists of her time, as well as by the many different cultures she paid visit to around the world.
When I see Lanvin pieces today, especially when it comes to handbags, I can see that her sense of style still lives on in the designs. Take, for example, the Lanvin Quilted Amalia Cabas Tote. This large, lambskin tote is simple and chic. However, it also offers a variety of textures to entice the onlooking eye. It has quilting, grosgrain ribbon, tortoiseshell, and chains. But what I find most interesting about this tote is the cleaver use of the chain handles. They are actually all one piece, threaded through the tortoiseshell grommets. Simply grab one of them and pull it out to lengthen… and you have a nice shoulder bag instead of a hand held tote! Cool and classy!
The Lanvin Quilted Amalia Cabas Tote is available in Brown/Black (shown) or Black. It measures approximately 18″ x 14″ x 6″ and it retails for about $1560. Find it at LuisaViaRoma, where it is currently being offered on Pre-Order.
The Chat: Lanvin Amalia!