Cartier is captivated by its most iconic object: the case. Taking it in new directions, the Maison once again lays claim to a creative vision that unveils beauty in all its forms, from function to design. The same bold statement that resulted in the Love, Juste un Clou, Écrou de Cartier collections, and the Baignoire watch. It’s about finding the remarkable in the unremarkable, an eye that unearths treasure in all things.
Somewhere between continuity and disruption
Cartier is now casting this creative gaze on leather goods. The Maison is writing a new chapter in a history that includes the jewellery bags of the 1910s, the lifestyle of the Must de Cartier collections in the late 1960s, and the diverse looks of its collections in the 2000s. More than just a bag, Guirlande de Cartier is the very essence of a Maison infused in a formidable form with eight clean-cut facets carved into luxuriant supple calfskin and stamped with a gold frieze.
Special details and stylistic spirit
The collection currently showcases three sizes of a single silhouette, soon to be enriched in Spring 2019. The same three colours of leather found historically on cases adorned with a golden wreath – “garland of flowers” or “butterfly” – reminiscent of the Maison’s signature box motifs in the 18th century. The set finishes off with an exquisite edition of a miniature bag in patent crocodile. A collection in step with Cartier’s great jewellery heritage where as much care goes into what is seen as is unseen. The black velvet inside the bags has been turned into a leather lining. The Maison’s persona runs deep in this collection. Its three native cities – Paris, London, and New York – are stamped on the front of a mirror that slips into a secret slot.
From container to contents, the Guirlande de Cartier
Bags are twice as cherished; quintessential contours that embody a feminine absolute. A one-of-a-kind accessory, for stepping out in unflappable poise and taking ownership of the fearless redirection of a legend by a great Maison with the perfect dash of wit and deviation.