GIVENCHY presents the AW2018 GEM,a modern bijou bag for day or evening. Inspired by a vintage losange pattern found in the house archives, this sleek, compact handbag easily elevates casual looks as a shoulder bag for day or double s as an elegant clutch by night.
The GEM bears a passing resemblance to GIVENCHY’s newest classic, the GV3. Like its elder sibling, the GEM is crafted in flat grained, smooth goat skin that has been finished to a high gloss and meticulously quilted with delicate zigzag embroidery.
The“Double-G”closure, another family trait, is further embellished with a swingy tassel in reference to a key statement from Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller’s latest haute couture and ready-to wear collections. Composed of faceted spheres that shine like precious stones, each tassel like all the GEM’s metal elements has been tumbled to achieve a unique finish. This process gives each handbag a special, crafted aspect and ensures that no two GEM are ever identical. The ring the tassel hangs from was specifically designed for customization with charms and other personal talismans. The GEM’s closure, a sleek tube-shaped element with a discreet button mechanism on the side, ensures that essentials stay put.