V News: Givenchy Brings the Arm Candy

V News: Givenchy Brings the Arm Candy

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V News: Givenchy Brings the Arm Candy

Givenchy’s sleek, luxurious Kenny handbag is the perfect homage to the house’s couture heritage

Givenchy’s sleek, luxurious Kenny handbag is the perfect homage to the house’s couture heritage

Photography: CARLOS + ALYSE

Styling: Leban Osmani

Text: Bailey Bujnosek

In the era of the it-bag, no one has produced as much iconic arm candy as Givenchy. From the Pandora and the Antigona to the Sway and the Horizon, the French fashion house has continually topped itself with each distinctive and covetable bag. Their latest must-have: the Kenny, a handbag inspired by Givenchy’s historic couture savoir faire. The Kenny is a bold and glamorous accessory, sure to be found at the center of exclusive nightlife scenes around the globe. From its supple calf leather to its unique bourse-style shape and hand-draped folds, the Kenny emanates sheer luxury. Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ affinity for hardware can be seen in several of the bag’s tactile elements, from the striking double G-Cube chain straps to the staple Givenchy padlock.

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Williams has been praised for invigorating Givenchy with his fun, modern perspective, and the Kenny is no exception. Besides incorporating the elements Givenchy has become known for, several of the Kenny’s iterations show off the house’s traditional couture techniques, including mother of pearl embroidery, sleek satin, manipulated organza, and shimmering sequin detailing. A subtle magnetic closure serves as an exquisite finishing touch. It’s easy to imagine the evening-ready Kenny on the red carpet or in the nightclub. Not only is it crafted from luxurious materials, but it embodies the vibrant energy of Williams’ Givenchy down to the slightest detail. With the Kenny, the Parisian house proves that they’re still undisputed royalty in the world of accessories—and what a glorious reign it is.

Credits:

MAKEUP MARI SHTEN (THE WALL GROUP) HAIR TAKUYA YAMAGUCI (THE WALL GROUP) USING ORIBE MODELS MARIA KEIDJ, NIKITA WIOREK (THE LIONS)

PHOTO ASSISTANT SHINOBU MOCHIZUKI STYLIST ASSISTANT EMMA OLECK LOCATION SLATE STUDIOS

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