While brands like Louis Vuitton and Goyard are known for their iconic coated canvas, when it comes to Celine's handbags, the brand's DNA is rooted in its leather goods. However like many brands Celine has experimented with coated canvas bags and its latest line revamps the brand's canvas offerings.
Tapping into its rich history, like past coated canvas designs from Celine, the canvas features a repetitive Triomphe logo print. Vintage designs from the brand feature a similar print, but on a smaller scale. The Triomphe logo is rooted in Celine’s history and is tied to founder Céline Vipiana. Vipiana’s car broke down in Paris, right in front of the Arc de Triomphe, and she was instantly inspired by the chain that surrounds the iconic French monument.
The inside of the double links represent two Cs and Celine’s founder began using the emblem on bags, jewelry and prints like this one. The iconic house motif has since been reimagined by creative director Hedi Slimane, appearing throughout Celine's newest collections. This includes a line of printed coated canvas bags, appropriately called Triomphe Canvas.
The Triomphe Canvas bags are made from printed coated canvas with calfskin trimmings and a fabric interior lining. There are various sizes and silhouettes offered in this line, and truthfully I like it. I adore the vintage vibe of the brown printed canvas and cognac leather trim (though there are white and grey trim options too). Additionally, I find coated canvas to be incredibly durable, and though I don't own a bag from this line specifically, I imagine it will hold up well. Personally, I'd steer away from the CELINE printed versions, and my favorite from the line is definitely the Medium Folco Bag. There's something about the shape of the Folco bag that carries the vintage-y Triomphe print so well.
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