Rei Kawakubo is the owner of the Comme des Garçons group; she is an art creator and an iconic figure with an amazing spirit of innovation, collaboration and daring. She said she always wanted to create unique things, nontraditional ones. She always wanted to redefine disciplines of art, to make it even more diverse and extraordinary and to create exclusive and unique handbags collections.
She created a lot of amazing purses and a lot of other art objects, but today she surprised the whole fashion world with a new and very uncommon bag: The Bag with Holes. I am not kidding; it is a regular rectangular LV bag with asymmetrical cutouts and raw-edged details, in other words with 6 large holes in the textile. The bag is streamlined, large size and made of the durable Monogram canvas. The personal belongings are secured in a practical insert pouch. The dimensions of this bag are 13″ X 16.5″ X 5.5″ and it is sold for the incredible price of $2790. Some will consider that the bag is overpriced but I don’t think so, after all it is a bag that looks like a piece of holly cheese and till now nobody else had the dare to simply cut the textile of a bag and create something unique. And if there are people that are interested in this product, why not? Why not sell it with the LV regular price?
A replica of The bag with the holes may seem very easy to make, but is it? There are not just some holes in a bag. They have to imitate the genuine bag and be located in the exact same places like the ones on the original purse. They also have to have the same shape and size and the stitches on the edges have to be very clean and even. If the stitching is bad the bag looks fake and if the stitching is missing then the textile will break or fall apart.
I think this is a beautiful bag, one that has all the rights to be considered an important fashion accessory. Rei Kawakubo’ Bag with the holes is large enough to carry all your regular stuff but you’ll have to make sure you’ll place them in the practical insert pouch and I am positive that you’ll turn all the heads when you’ll wear it.