We’ve known that a serious holographic trend was coming for some time now, but now that a brand as chic and venerable as Lanvin has chosen to embrace the trend in handbag form with the Lanvin Happy Holographic Python Shoulder Bag, we thought it would be worth a second look. The finish is inherently futuristic, but this bag is nothing but ladylike and pretty. If nothing else, Lanvin demonstrates beautifully that holograms are perhaps more versatile than you might have assumed (not to mention, useful for purposes beyond having dead rappers perform at Coachella).

When Proenza Schouler debuted a holographic PS11 for Resort 2013, you guys were split – some loved the look, others thought it looked cheap. Holograms, both leather and python, have gained much more traction in footwear, likely because such a bold finish plays well on a smaller canvas that’s further from the natural line of sight. Most other designers who have gone the handbag route, like Stella McCartney and Celine, have done so with very simple pouch-clutches. This bag, though, offers a much bigger expanse of hologram, not to mention a more complicated design.

So what say you, PurseBloggers? Now that the trend has arrived, will you embrace it, either in bags or shoes?

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  • Rashida

    Not a fan

  • Miles

    meh…..I tend to buy classics instead of fads, so holographic shoes maybe, bags? not a chance…

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  • I would gladly embrace it on a smaller bag, just to give a hint of edge.

    • shueaddict

      yes, I think the key is smaller. About … hmm, 6 years ago I bought a jimmy choo chrissie clutch – in holographic python. It goes with any color evening gown and I get loads of compliments for it.
      For a day bag, however it is just too “loud”.

  • stephanie

    No! It’s something that I hope disappears quickly!

  • Halim

    A dash of insouciance is what this bag needs, Audrey’s bateau necks and black slacks with a white scarf from Rubinacci and this statement making bag. Lanvin I am a convert.