On our radar: Céline’s It-bags of the AW17 season
Something old, something new
The Clasp bag
Exuding that bit of vintage vibe, Céline's top-handle bag is a modern iteration of a '50s design, and it's available in three sizes. The metal clasp on top is (of course) the focal point, and despite its structured and refined shape, you'd be surprised at how roomy the bag actually is once the clasp is opened up; the frame closure helps to keep things compact. Made from luxurious calfskin, the sleek piece requires a very precise craftsmanship to assemble the bag, and it's the epitome of quiet luxury. With an array of colours available this AW17, whether you'd like a medium sized tote as a chic briefcase for work, or a mini version to complete your day-off ensemble, there's an option for any taste.
The Big bag
A new silhouette for the AW17 season, the roomy bag—aptly named 'Big bag'—is available in medium and large sizes, and features a leather belt as a closure. Although it's designed with the similar qualities as the brand's popular Luggage bag, this carrier goes down a suppler route, thanks to the new leather used. The Soft Bare Calfskin is made from the highest quality of calves in the market, and no finishing is applied to provide the most natural appearance—stretch marks and wrinkles included. And because of that, strict selections on the calves have to be made, and this can be reflected in its high-end price positioning.