Louis Vuitton is relaunching their GO-14 bag with the same intention that it had when it was first introduced to the world nine years ago: a look towards the future.
Nicholas Ghesquière debuted the GO-14 lambskin bag during his Spring 2015 show and was an emblem of a new beginning. Ghesquière’s predecessor, Marc Jacobs, made his mark on the brand by collaborating with art world notables and often referenced styles from throughout Louis Vuitton’s rich history. But, nostalgia wasn’t the focal point for Ghesquière, and the first iteration of the GO-14 bag, identified with its angular contemporary shape, made it clear to onlookers. (However, the bag mimics the form of the padded interior of a Louis Vuitton trunk in 1858.)
Come this fall, the GO-14 will be available in four colors: white with black lining, dark toast, navy, sable, black, and satin black and pink. In particular, a futuristic essence can be seen in the satin, which is hand-applied with a sprayed padding effect that further illuminates the bag’s curves and shapes. It almost appears metallic with the colors shapeshifting as the light shone on it adjusts.
Creating such a bag is no easy feat. There are 20 different steps and over 17 meters of trim for each bag. There is also a new jewel chain that resembles a gold necklace, and its adjustable feature allows for the bag to be handheld or worn on the arm. Selena Gomez and and Jennifer Connelly have both been seen sporting past versions of the bag this way, and only time will tell who will do the same with this next iteration.
To put it succinctly: “There are some universal codes that exist solely in Louis Vuitton. It was about reappropriating and transposing them into a new setting,” Ghesquière said per press release.
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