By now, we’re all used to Givenchy’s handbag MO: a solid stable of distinctive, fan-favorite shapes, made over for each season with a few tweaked details and one or two hyper-distinctive prints. In the recent past, it’s been gonzo florals, cartoon deer and the Virgin Mary, but for Givenchy Fall 2014, creative director Riccardo Tisci is taking a largely stripped-down approach to his brand’s accessories.
We can account for part of the shift as a result of this collection being, technically pre-fall; Givenchy refers to its big cold-weather collection as winter. Pre-fall collections are generally less directional and primarily consist of staple pieces that can bear a long shelf life, which means that there are likely still a few Givenchy accessory flourishes left to come before the year is over. It’s worth noting, though, that the brand’s Winter 2014 show was hugely ladylike, contrary to some of Givenchy’s recent streetwear leanings, and perhaps these bags are indicative of that evolution.
Check out Givenchy’s full Fall 2014 handbag lookbook below.