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What V Want: Louis Vuitton’s Go-14

What separates a good bag from a great one? A good bag catches your eye, but a great one begs careful consideration in order to fully appreciate its craftsmanship and style.

Louis Vuitton’s sophisticated new lambskin bag, the GO-14, epitomizes this concept. Its name is a veiled reference to women’s artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière’s October 2014 debut show, in which the bag first appeared. Alongside this literal code is a house code: the eye-catching malletage pattern, a nod to the house’s historic trunks, which featured the crisscrossed design in their interiors as a way to keep contents secure.

($6,750, available at select stores or at louisvuitton.com)

With the GO-14, Ghesquière transforms this quiet luxury feature into a dramatic star design. Beyond its prestigious heritage, the bag is also a marvel of innovation. Crafting its supple leather alone requires more than 20 steps, demanding artisans exercise the utmost care to achieve its unique plush appearance. Offered in classic black, white, and rich toasted hues, and complete with both a handle and an adjustable gold chain, the GO-14 suggests endless styling possibilities. It’s a study in intricate details, no element without a story behind it—but you don’t need to crack all its codes to know there’s more to this bag than meets the eye.

Source : VMagazine