Considering how aggressive and violent the famous, recently reissued Givenchy Rottweiler Antigona Tote is, you’d expect that the men’s version would be even more snarly and vicious. Alas, that’s not the case – the pup that graces the Givenchy Doberman Nightingale Tote doesn’t look overly perturbed by our presences or concerned that we might enter his yard. I bet he even likes tummy rubs. (I mean, don’t we all?)
There’s a certain amount of subversion to giving women a bag with an aggressive, agitated animal on it and making the men’s version much less violent. I’m sure that fact wasn’t lost on Givenchy – after all, Riccardo Tisci has emblazoned bags with Bambi and the Virgin Mary, so he’s not opposed to some not-so-subtle subversion. I’ve seen plenty of fashion-savvy dudes appropriating the women’s version of this design for their own purposes, and there’s no real reason it shouldn’t be a unisex bag; the Antigona tote is a simple, classic shape with little adornment, and the black background is about as neutral as it gets. By that logic, this bag could go either way as well, and Givenchy fans of both genders are known to borrow liberally from across the rack. Are you looking to snap one up? Buy through farfetch.com for $1,645.