While it was Mademoiselle Chanel who gifted us with the era-defining 2.55 bag, it was the late Karl Lagerfeld who put his magic touch to it, birthing the 11.12. Distinguished by its chain strap interwoven with leather and an interlocking double C clasp that encapsulates the logo mania movement of the 1980s, the 11.12 has become an icon in its own right. This season, Virginie Viard gives her own rock-and-roll take on this classic, with patent calfskin in bold red and black. Designed for the woman on the go, it’s exquisite both inside and out, with seven pockets for easy compartmentalisation of daily essentials—including a rounded rear pocket nicknamed “Mona Lisa’s smile” and a “secret” zippered one inside the flap to stash cash or a love note (as we imagine Coco Chanel would). Infused with Chanel’s fearless spirit, Lagerfeld’s boundless creativity and Viard’s devoted vision, this heritage worthy piece is your new go-to bag. The 11.12 bag is $8,270 and is available at Chanel, L1-59 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (Tel: 6645 1950).
BY GRACIA PHANG. STYLING: JESSIE LIEBMAN. PHOTOGRAPHY: DON PENNY/STUDIO D