‘G’ for gorgeous

Photographs by Dianne Bacelonia for the Daily Tribune VOYOU leather shoulder bag.

In a buttery light yellow, the toy-sized Antigona in cow leather stands out amid shelves of black, white and gray.

Light glints on the metal hardware on lust-worthy new bags from Givenchy, a collection that gives the brand’s classic lines an edginess unlike one seen before.

“Minimalistic” best describes the aesthetic, with pure, clean lines and subtle embellishments that will leave one in no doubt of the luxury in every detail.

Instead of large logos, the brand makes its presence felt in the chain straps, buckle and heel.

That G gives goosebumps to lovers of the brand, a thrill that causes a giggle at the glimpse of gold logo-ed heel of a pair of beautiful classic black pumps.

The Voyou line has a medium-sized metallic version that is very lightweight and roomy, quite tempting to tote around on one’s jaunts.

The entire new collection still has that Givenchy DNA, but with an edginess now because of the Voyou line. “It’s not as structured as the Antigona. So they call it rebellious,” we are told — indeed, a striking counterpoint to “the season’s sharply tailored statement pieces.”

“Star accessories include a new iteration of the Voyou handbag, embellished with oversized textured silver buckles; the Voyou shoulder flap bag, in black leather; the Voyou chain, revisited with an elegant gradient-link chain strap for an elevated yet effortless day-to-evening statement; the latest sculptural Cut-Out with gold hardware and a chain strap illustrating Givenchy’s unique savoir-faire. The House’s cult Shark Lock boots and Giv-Cut sunglasses in gold or black metal finishes complete the lineup,” information from Stores Specialists Inc. says.

In the Philippines, Givenchy is exclusively distributed by SSI and is located at Shangri-La Plaza Mall East Wing, Greenbelt 4 and Solaire Resort Entertainment City. Visit www.ssilife.com.ph or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.