The bag match: will the Bottega Veneta Pouch dethrone the Dior Saddle?

The bag match: will the Bottega Veneta Pouch dethrone the Dior Saddle?

A year after the departure of Tomas Maier, in charge of collections at Bottega Veneta for 17 years, Daniel Lee cut his teeth at the head of the Italian house. Former director of ready-to-wear design at Céline, the designer instills a minimalist vision of fashion that clearly echoes the work of Phoebe Philo. A timeless style that is gaining more and more followers and continues to seduce the fashion world. Latest obsession? The Pouch. Distinctive sign? The Bottega Veneta it-bag without handle is to be carried like a bundle under the arm. A basic piece with a noble material that already has its aficionados. In smooth, braided or colored leather: zoom on this accessory on the way to becoming the it-bag of the year.

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Praise of simplicity

Since 2018, the Saddle by Dior has been on everyone's shoulders. From Chiara Ferragni to Bella Hadid, all the fashionistas snapped up this iconic piece from the 2000s and skilfully brought out by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Available in different patterns, sizes and colors, the Saddle can be worn in all sauces and plays with turn-of-the-century nostalgia. Hugely shared on social networks and present at each parade, its success seems to be running out of steam. To replace this fashion obsession, a young Italian heir seems to take the opposite view: the Pouch.

The Pouch, in French: the pocket. A round and shapeless tote that seems to have captured the hearts of fashionistas. Without handles and to be taken on board as you can with us, this luxury backpack in extremely supple calfskin is guaranteed simplicity. No pockets or other frills: this oversized clutch is always in a solid color, depending on the model, only the material or the size changes. A return to simple things, like a message to better appreciate the beauty of a fashion accessory.

How to wear the Pouch?

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To stay in the minimalist trend, wear plain pieces when wearing the Pouch. In a blue dress with the white model like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - who never leaves this bag that she publishes everywhere on Instagram - or Diane Kruger for a classic and chic style. In utility khaki like model Lily Aldridge or Chinese actress Yu Feihong. Salma Hayek Pinault, for her part, bets on a total black look to bring out her white braided Pouch, one of the most worn models. A chic and minimalist piece that we will surely still find in the front row of the next fashion week. A price ? Count all the same 1,900 euros for the classic calfskin model and nearly 3,000 euros for the python one. But when you love, you don't count.

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