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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Givenchy Spring 2010 Handbags: A Lesson in How to Ruin a Good Design

How do I begin to express my utter disappointment with the new versions of Givenchy's successful handbag designs for Spring 2010? I guess I could start off  by pointing out the less than appealing prints used on some of my favorite bags like the New Sacca and Melancholia. From a black and grey screen print on the once chic 'New Sacca' to the camouflage-like print on the 'Melancholia', Givenchy made their spring 2010 handbag collection a lesson in how to ruin perfectly good designs.

I believe designers are compelled to do this to their designs in an effort to keep their bags fresh and relevant. Instead, all they end up doing is making them really fugly. Just look at what they've done to the 'Nightingale' with those wretched studs. The poor things looks like it's crying. I'd be crying if I were that bag too. I included a photo of the camouflage Pandora bag even though I'm not a fan of the design to illustrate just how unsightly and EXPENSIVE these new serigraph bags are. I mean, c'mon, over $2500 for a bag with a horrible silhouette and hideous exterior? There are just so many other beautiful bags to expect for spring that these aren't even in contention.

I'm not completely opposed to the screen prints, though. In fact, there is a fabulous all-black serigraph 'Melancholia' (pictured) that I'm absolutely in love with. Can't wait for that one to hit the web. While I'm all for learning new things, this is one lesson all handbag lovers can live without. Cut the cooky prints out, Givenchy, and get back to making more stunning bags like the ones you've given us so far.

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2 Responses to "Givenchy Spring 2010 Handbags: A Lesson in How to Ruin a Good Design"
  1. Michael St. James said...
    Wednesday, December 30, 2009

    LOVE the monochromatic black screen print and surprisingly I'm not completely offended by the tribal camouflage. However, that studded Nightingale is ridiculously OVER-embellished and the black and grey screen print is just fugly!

  2. Dania Padron said...
    Wednesday, December 30, 2009

    I think the print would work better on a MUCH smaller scale like on a clutch. On a large bag, it's just too distracting. Glad you liked the black Melancholia. She's a beauty.

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