Think Dior and you'll think of the House's iconic bag silhouettes in the signature Book Tote, Lady Dior or Saddle. These classic icons never seem to go out of style, and only seem to get more highly sought-after with new iterations season after season. Now, add the new 30 Montaigne bag to the mix.
Named after the brand's birthplace and first address in 1946 – the monumental 30 Avenue Montaigne, the 30 Montaigne Fall/Winter 2019 ready-to-wear collection pays tribute to the beating heart of Dior. Created by its reigning Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, the inspiration for the tributary line was ignited by the powerful sense of connection that she had felt right away when she entered the historical hôtel particulier that was turned into the brand's headquarters back in the day.
The line aims to reflect the identity of the House and, at the same time, offer women the opportunity to create a 'My Dior' allure in harmony with their lifestyle. The line features iconic pieces that make up Dior's 'New Look' that's embodied by the Bar jacket and a pleated skirt, as well as houndstooth – as seen on Angela Baby. The excellence of savoir-faire is expressed through a selection of natural materials: wool, silk, cotton, lace, and denim, which has infused the Dior universe with a new, refreshing energy.
But the main highlight of the collection is the 30 Montaigne bag that's adorned with the founding couturier’s initials (CD for Christian Dior) reinterpreted as an oversized chunky clasp lock, with the 30 Montaigne signature discreetly embossed on the back.
With an adjustable and adaptable strap, featuring a military-inspired buckle, the bag is multi-functional and can be carried on the hand, worn as a shoulder bag or crossbody. Talk about the ultimate work-to-weekend bag?
Fancy yourself a fusion of modernity and history in the form of a handbag? You can now get the 30 Montaigne bag in elegant box calf leather in black, orange, rose, sienna, teal, and white colourways at S$5,300.
Or if you prefer the emblematic Dior Oblique canvas, the bag is also available in blue or burgundy versions that are punctuated with leather details at S$4,500.
The 30 Montaigne bag is now available at all Dior ladies boutiques in Singapore. Dior boutiques are located at ION Orchard, Ngee Ann City, and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.