First unveiled as part of the pre-fall 2020 collection for women, the Antigona Soft has made the crossover and was among the men’s accessories featured in Givenchy’s autumn/winter 2020 line-up.
The original Antigona was first released 10 years ago, and named after the Greek tragic heroine Antigone. The parallels were obvious: like the unwielding Antigone herself, who sought to uphold divine law over human ones, the Antigona was structured and rigid, and defined by this trait. The Antigona Soft, however, comes with a far more relaxed construction, despite drawing inspiration from the original’s design.
A Masculine Slant
The men’s Antigona Soft bags are available in two sizes, and bear familial similarities to their feminine counterparts; clean lines and sharp geometric influences dominate its design, but these details have been tempered by a comfortably soft construction. The men’s bags have also been adapted to have far more generous proportions. The maxi version, in particular, will more than suffice as a weekend bag. Indeed, practicality has clearly been a priority here, as form meets function with a number of internal compartments that keep everything organised. Meanwhile, removable shoulder straps ensures versatility while maintaining a sleek silhouette when they aren’t needed.
What’s perhaps the most impressive part about the new line is just how its bags take on different guises depending on their construction. Just look at how the maxi-size Antigona Soft in woven black, white, and red leather contrasts so starkly with its sibling in black calf leather. Other options are available: the maxi-size model also comes with the Givenchy chains print on wool, while the large model is available in sand beige and black.