Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer 2011 collection for Louis Vuitton was full of dazzling colors, brilliant texture and mesmerizing movement. As ever, the Leather Goods make a striking statement. One of the runway pieces from the collection is the Avant-Garde Pochette, a two-tone suede/chèvre capsule-shaped flap clutch which is inspired by the bold Art Déco movement in the 1920s.
The Avant-Garde Pochette is crafted from leathers with contrasting textures. The front/back of the body is made from velvety soft suede, while the flap and sides from chèvre or goatskin. A golden brass bar engraved with the Louis Vuitton signature then frames the flap, giving it support and added glitz. Speaking of glitz, the Pochette features 805 (my eyes hurt from counting) 3-tone Swarovski crystals set in golden brass hardware to form a graphic VUITTON signature. Inside, the Pochette has a monogram-printed textile lining and a flat pocket. And outside, it has a slender chain/goatskin strap for shoulder carry and Louis Vuitton engraved bottom studs for protection.
Measuring 10.8″ x 5.1″ x 2″, the Avant-Garde Pochette comes in two colors: Noir (Black) and Prune (Plum). Both colors are available at Louis Vuitton stores for US$3300.
★ More Spring 2011
• Louis Vuitton Cuir Art Déco
• Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2011 Bag Names and Prices
• Louis Vuitton Artifice Sandal Collection (Runway Shoes)
• Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2011 Ad Campaign
Images via Louis Vuitton