First the relatively good news – one of the bright spots from Fall/Winter 2016 show is the Louis Vuitton Camera Box. The bad – to say Louis Vuitton received an underwhelming response to Nicolas Ghesquière’s F/W 2016 Collection is an understatement. These days there are plenty of rumors making rounds about Nicolas’ future with the company. If that is not enough, because of falling sales they are closing 3 stores in China. So, lots happening right now in the LV universe. Let’s have a look at the bag LV called “the cutest bag of the Fall/Winter 2016 show”.
More or less this is the slightly taller and boxy cousin of the Petite-Malle, Ghesquière’s first trunk-inspired bag. There are three different Camera Box versions with LV’s signature Monogram taking center stage. First one combines Monogram with smooth black calfskin for a more traditional look. The second, Monogram and Wild Animal print are there to add a bit playfulness to a girl’s busy day. Monogram on Monogram Reverse is a tribute to LV’s monogram canvas.
Borrowing details from their iconic pieces for new creations is in LV’s DNA, the Camera Box is no different. The 1970s camera cases inspired design has a lock first appeared on the Citroën trunk – the special trunk carmaker Citroën had commissioned in 1924. It also features a removable strap for shoulder carry and a Toron top handle to hold in your hand. Metallic pieces including studs, microfiber lining and calfskin trim completes its stylish look.
Disagree with Louis Vuitton’s “feminine day-to-evening” description for the Camera Box, I think the bag is more suitable for daytime. To me its not glamorous enough for the evening, the same way the Petite-Malle is. Nonetheless, a very stylish bag. If you want it, be ready to folk out $3,950, complimentary shipping within US included. To order online visit LV.
Source: Louis Vuitton