I don’t know what it is about nautical-inspired pieces, but for some reason they have been catching my eye this year. Perhaps it was the Maiyet Sia Shopper that got me started. I mean, I did enjoy writing about it. I loved it because it was nautical-ish, but not necessarily nautical themed (e.g. no anchors, ropes, sailboats, etc). So now I cannot help but see nautical inspiration everywhere I go. That is what I see in the bag pictured here, the Sonia Rykiel Striped Python Domino Bag!
This lovely piece pairs navy and red stripes of varying thickness with a rich cream background. The stripes and colors suggest a nautical-ish vibe. However, like the Maiyet Sia Shopper, that vibe is very subtle. It has that nautical feeling without employing gaudy anchors (or similar nautical-theme motifs). What also makes this piece unique is the fact that it is made of python. Yep, that isn’t something you see everyday. Well, not in a nautical sense anyway. It allows this bag to be either dressy or casual, making it surprisingly versatile. I see this bag pairing nicely with solid colored pieces, particularly cream or navy blue, which would help create the illusion of a nautical theme without there actually being one.
The exotic Python version retails for $3175.
*Available here at Net-a-Porter!*
A reinterpretation of the iconic bag, created 10 years ago as the essential piece of the Rykiel woman. The codes are revisiting, the Domino finds an infinity of new expressions. Bag can be worn as a cross body, when the strap is removed, the bag becomes a pouch.