For Fall/Winter 2011, Marc Jacobs explored the mysterious allure of fashion and fetish. The inexplicable obsession, strictness and discipline, and a play between modesty and provocation. The show’s ultimate and not-so-obscure object of desire was the iconic Lockit bag, created in 1958 and recreated in a myriad guises: this time in the familiar Monogram Canvas.
But it’s not the same classic Monogram Canvas we’ve all seen, owned, and loved. It’s reinterpreted with an ultra-glossy patent finish in line with the collection’s play on extremes of matte and shine. Key elements of the design, such as the padlock from which the Lockit takes its name, are also covered in Monogram canvas, with touches of ivory resin – for the zipper pull, for example – providing a delicate counterpoint. Discover the collection below.
The sexiest of the bunch, Lockit Clutch in glossy Monogram Fetish canvas would make a striking accessory for any evening affair. With its bold removable chain and handcuff set (which implies a woman’s attachment to her bag), it’s definitely a stunner.
Monogram Fetish Lockit Clutch features a patent Monogram canvas covering on the handles, padlock and key bell, a refined resin zipper pull, ivory stitching threads and edge-dying, and a luxurious matte goatskin lining. The clutch measures 13.8″ x 7.5″ x 3.1″, available at Louis Vuitton stores for US$2420
The diminutive Lockit BB is a charming reinterpretation of a Louis Vuitton icon. Measuring 9″ x 9.4″ x 3.9″, his adorable little bag in the shiny Monogram Fetish canvas enhances its classic shape, while a sumptuous matte goatskin lining provides a chic contrast.
Lockit BB features a patent Monogram canvas covering on the handles, padlock and key bell link, and a polyester zipper pull and key bell. Available at Louis Vuitton for US$1560.
The icon itself reinvented in the glossy and glamorous Monogram Fetish Canvas, but still keeping its charm and timeless silhouette.
Monogram Fetish Lockit features a patent Monogram canvas covering on the handles, padlock and key bell, a refined resin zipper pull, ivory stitching threads and edge dying, and an interior zipped pocket. Lockit measures 13.8″ x 15.3″ x 6.3″, available at Louis Vuitton for US$3050.
This oversized version of the classic Lockit is a stylish addition to any outfit. The Lockit Voyage makes a great city bag or a travel companion thanks to its roomy interior that is lined with luxurious matte goatskin.
Lockit Voyage features patent Monogram canvas covering on the handles, padlock, and key bell, a refined resin zipper pull, ivory stitching treads and edge-dying, and a couple of interior zipped and flat pockets. Lockit Voyage measures 22.8″ x 21.6″ x 8.3″, available at Louis Vuitton for US$5000.
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