In the spirit of the season, with many fashion houses going back to their roots, Miu Miu revisits its signature leather treatment on the Miu Belle bag. Made famous since 2006, the matelasse technique continues to be a distinctive characteristic of the Italian label’s leather goods. The signature folds are achieved by pairing panels of leather with wadding and elastic cloth through a quilting method. Miu Belle’s luxurious touch is further heightened by the use of a charming purse shape as a base, further exemplifying the genesis of Miu Miu as a modern woman’s brand.Legend has it that when Miuccia Prada first launched the label back in 1993, she intended it to be a brand that she herself would wear daily. Created for like-minded and stylish individuals, it’s feminine, always with a twist, and served with a side of irreverence. If that legend is at all true, it’s clear that she’s still clutching this vision close to her heart. – WINDY AULIA
The large Miu Belle bag has a tubular leather handle and detachable shoulder strap, while the smaller pochette version can be hand held or worn on the shoulder via a tubular chain strap. From $1580.