When I first saw these bags down the runway, I had the feeling that they’d be a total hit. I may have this thing for sparkly stuff but that doesn’t cloud my judgement. I present to you the dazzling Alma from Fall/Winter 2009’s Monogram Eclipse line of leathergoods. Vuitton decided to scrap off the bag-in-a-bag feature and leather chain strap detail. I’m not sure if the bags look better with or without those details but there’s just one thing I’m sure of… Monogram Eclipse is vivaciously beautiful.
This reincarnation of the classic Alma is crafted from the iconic Monogram canvas but this time it’s been painstakingly embroidered with stunning sequins to create a dazzling effect. Another feature to this exuberant bag is its hotel room key inspired zip puller made from golden brass hardware. It also has a comfortable flat leather handle with handmade leather knots and graphic eyelets. Longer straps which means that the bag can be carried by hand, elbow or shoulder. And to cap it off, Eclipse Alma’s leather trims are made from calfskin and bottom studs to protect the base of the bag from nasty surfaces. The delicateness of the embroidery might be an issue and it would be a disaster if the sequins would unravel but I’m not quite informed regarding this matter, I’ll try to find out but if you know, drop in some comments below.
Monogram Eclipse Alma comes in two colors, Black and Amber. It measures 11″ x 8.3″ x 5.5″, a bit smaller compared to the Monogram and Damier versions. Eclipse Alma is available at Louis Vuitton starting today, August 15th for US$2470.
Images via Louis Vuitton