There may be very few people who have not heard the name of Givenchy and for good reason too. Right from Hubert de Givenchy’s quintessential “little black dress” that set the scene for the glamour and the je ne sais quoi in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to the extremely relaxed Nightingale Duffle and chic Pandora that are cult favorites among celebs, Givenchy’s popularity is going stronger than ever.
Speaking of popularity, a classic and highly sought-after design of Givenchy, the Antigona, was launched in 2010 by Ricardo Tisci that has endured as one of the house’s most iconic designs and a must-have for women and men alike, available in an expansive range of hues from shiny calfskin noir to bright bolds and soothing pastels and in 3 different sizes- the Medium, Small and Mini. This year, as a celebration of the tenth anniversary of the beloved Ant, Givenchy’s new creative director Matthew Williams unveiled the Antigona Soft, a relaxed and oversized take on the classic and I have to say, I’m head over heels about this bag!
Its name refers to Antigone, the Greek goddess of strength, and indeed, the original Ant, with its clean, structured and urban lines, screams “I’m here for business and I mean it“. Admittedly, that is not the impression many of us may like to make everywhere (unless you are THE boss!) and the Antigona Soft caters perfectly to our demographic. In fact, it’s a great addition to your closet even if you do own the original Antigona already, because its much, MUCH bigger shape and an effortless, graceful and even artsy aesthetic creates an entirely different style that you can rock to work, the gym and to the club later on.
Me being a guy, however, what I most appreciate about this bag is that it’s got its male iteration too, that’s bigger and comes in a number of materials from the most luxe leather to canvas, houndstooth and wool.
Furthermore, it’s got a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap unlike the original Ant and has a zip top closure without losing any of its carefree vibe, so it’s alluring AND secure!
And just when you thought you couldn’t get a better deal, Givenchy says “Wait, there’s more!” The Givenchy Antigona Soft’s design can be changed and the side straps can be cinched to give a more duffle/satchel-like appearance.
Additionally, when you compare the Soft with most of its leather counterparts in the market, you’ll find that the Large actually comes at an amazingly reasonable price of $2650 at SSENSE. So you’re basically getting 2 different bag styles in one, a LOT of buttery soft leather, extremely versatile masculine style and enough space to hold your laptop and gym clothes.
Snag ’em now at SSENSE for $ 2450 – 2690.