First introduced as part of the Spring 18 collection, Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello-designed Vicky bag is one to live for. It pushes new territories with bold geometry, a slick 80s appeal, and luxe fabrications of mirrored patent and soft lambskin — with that superb vertical quilting!
bottom, from left: Saint Laurent Vicky Large bag in 'Black Matelassé Patent Leather' and Vicky Small bag in 'Red Matelassé Patent Leather'
In all the freshness, artisanal traditions aren’t forgotten. They’re held onto via a well-detailed assembly process that takes even the most experienced craftsperson over five hours to complete, which includes the insertion of a cork base that keeps its shape for life.
bottom, from left: Saint Laurent Vicky Medium bag in 'Navy Matelassé Lambskin' and 'Black Matelassé Lambskin'
Not forgetting comfort and function; the glittering chain is interrupted by a leather piece for the shoulder, the main flap adorned with a YSL plaque keeps what’s inside safe, and there’s a slim pocket in the back for things you need to get to fast. Plus, doesn’t Kaia Gerber just look so good carrying it…
Photography: Victoria Zschommler
Originally published in Oyster #115: The Survival Issue, available via OysterMag.shop