Behold the pop culture phenom transformed into a fashion treasure
Trust Nicolas Ghesquière to create high-fashion magic out of lo- tech. The designer’s love for the 1980s is well documented, as is his obsession with sci- . For spring/summer 2020, he combined both with a Hollywood-worthy reboot of the long-forgotten VHS tape—applying to it the precise, precious techniques that go into the crafting of the Petite Malle clutch he has made iconic under his tenure at Louis Vuitton. Emblazoned across the front of the Video Clutch are phrases such as “The Backpack is Back”—a nod to the sensational titles of B-movies from his favourite era. Add a strap stamped in the House’s monogram, and home movies have never looked more chic. Lights, camera, action: Bag to the future we go. The Video Clutch is $7,900 and is available at Louis Vuitton, #B2-36 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (tel: 6788 3888).
TEXT & STYLING: JEFFREY YAN. PHOTOGRAPHY: CHING