Having made its first appearance on the catwalks in the Autumn Winter 2006 collection, the Nightingale bag has left its mark on the Givenchy DNA. For Autumn Winter 2015, Riccardo Tisci has reworked the House’s first iconic bag. The Nightingale has always embodied Givenchy’s masculine vs feminine codes, yet its circular shape distinguishes it from other Givenchy classics. The original pure rounded lines, suppleness and modern appeal have been key to the Nightingale’s success since its creation.
This season Riccardo Tisci has redesigned the original design to create a purer form. The new interpretation has a cleaner and more symmetrical shape, keeping its appealing urban form. The 4Gs previously embossed onto the leather of the handles are now found discreetly engraved onto the metal hardware, while the T-shaped stitching has been removed from the women’s versions. Shiny leather has been updated to waxy leather. The result is the New Nightingale, a tribute to the modern woman.
“Over the years, the Nightingale bag has become an iconic piece reaching a diverse cross section of the market from young girls to more mature women alike. It’s normal that people become very attached to their bag, carrying it everyday it becomes almost an extension of them. I wanted to do something very special for the fans of the Nightingale.” says Riccardo Tisci.