Trend Alert: Louis Vuitton's FW18 Vanity Bag
1 August 2018

Trend Alert: Louis Vuitton’s FW18 Vanity Bag

Vanity bags are all the rage right now. It was Chanel which first kicked things off with their Vanity Case that was launched a couple of seasons ago, and is now such a highly sought after bag, that it’s becoming quite difficult Last week, you saw the Gucci x Globe-Trotter trunk, which resembled those old-school vintage vanity cases. And now, for Fall/Winter 18Louis Vuitton has its very own version of the Vanity Bag.

This cutie took inspiration from one of Vuitton’s earlier creations from way back in 1994, the discontinued Epi Cannes. And, since this was designed with the intention of it being a cosmetic case back then, it really doesn’t come as a surprise that Vuitton chose to name this little cylindrical bucket bag beauty, the Vanity Bag.

Louis Vuitton Epi Cannes Vanity Bag Comparison
Epi Cannes (left) vs. the FW18 Vanity Bag

I know that not a lot of us may not be familiar with the Epi Cannes, so I’ve included this side-by-side comparison for reference. At a quick glance. you’d probably already have noticed that Vuitton has kept the same silhouette for the Vanity Bag, along with the rolled leather top handle and zip top closure, but with these similarities, Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière also gave it a few modern updates.

Although it may look as if both are similar in size, the Vanity is actually much smaller than its predecessor. The tiny hooks on both sides of the bag are telltale signs that this newer edition comes with a detachable long shoulder strap should you wish to wear it crossbody style or on the shoulder. Apart from its more refined appearance, Vuitton has also added an embossed leather pull tab, as well as an LV padlock at the back.

Louis Vuitton Vanity Bag Monogram Reverse FW18

Since it was inspired by the Epi Cannes, it’s only natural that this bag also comes in Epi, no? While you can choose between Banane (light yellow) or Noir (black) full Epi, I much prefer the one shown here, in Monogram Reverse, with a Monogram Canvas top – and yes this says a lot, coming from someone who isn’t usually a fan of anything monogrammed despite Logomania that’s spreading throughout Planet Fashion right now. I guess there’s just something about the dark/light contrast that perhaps vaguely resembles a variation of some form of colour-blocking that’s got tugging my heartstrings. Oh wait, Did I say heartstrings? I think I might just loosen up my pursestrings too, for this little cutie pie come FW18… *wink*


Image: Louis Vuitton