To celebrate the It bag’s 10th birthday, the French house has unveiled a new iteration of the classic Antigona. Dubbed “a supple, more relaxed version of its elder sister”, the Antigona Soft has a slouchier silhouette than the original. “Like a favourite leather coat, the Antigona Soft [has] a versatile, second-skin sensuality,” says the brand. “Crafted in smooth calfskin, it tempers the Antigona’s signature architecture with a more fluid, androgynous appeal.”
Available in small, medium and large formats, to work as both a day bag and a weekender, the new model comes in timeless black, white, pearl grey, aubergine and midnight blue, as well as a seasonal palette of candy pink, military green and ice blue. For Givenchy fans that want an update on a house icon that pops, there are studded iterations, plus embroidered and striped styles with metallic finishes and woven cord detailing. The Antigona Soft, it would seem, is staking a claim on the original’s It bag status.