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- Feature Bag #23: Monogram Macassar Soft Briefcase
here's my first intake for the new season:
Monogram Macassar Soft Briefcase
this is one of my original Top 3 Picks when i reviewed the LV F/W 2009 Menswear show - the only one that actually made it to production.
here it is again as seen on the runway:
this new collection aimed exclusively for men, is named after the macassar ebony (kamagong) - a highly prized and decorative exotic hardwood known for its striking high contrast of gold and black streaks. this rather unusual combination of the classic Monogram canvas with black leather and silvered hardware was first seen in the Fall 2004 show. it was such an unexpected mix, it took 5 years for them to be reinstated and now offerd as part of the permanent collection. i just love how this slight departure from Louis Vuitton's signature vachetta leather trims makes this subdued, rather sombre line unquestionably masculine. im sure just like with Damier Graphite, women will be demanding LV make it in a Speedy too. but i doubt that, this one will just be for the boys to enjoy =p
one of my favourite features is the wine coloured interior lining:
my photos don't give it justice. its actually a richer and deeper purple-red than it appears. i think it's the perfect complement to the browns and black of the bags. and burgundy seems to be the key colour this season. it can be seen lining all of the men's F/W'09 bag collections and even in RTW.
first it was Damier Graphite, now this. i've also wished for blue Taiga and it did show up on the Spring 2010 runway. somebody in Paris must be reading my blog! hehehe... riiiight. hmmm... how about Tobago leather in dove grey or evergreen for Fall 2010? wishful thinking i know, but its worth a try. you never know ;-)
for now i shall be enjoying this:
there's one more reveal to follow =)
runway/backstage photos: men.style.com