Over the last 10 years, Givenchy’s Antigona bag has become one of the house’s classics, sought after by those wanting a versatile and sophisticated signature bag that will stand the test of time. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the fashion house is launching a new take on the timeless design, the Antigona Soft.
The Antigona Soft is built on the same premise of minimalist, clean design, but adds an element of duality to the structured form in its suppleness. Like its predecessor, the Antigona Soft is crafted in smooth calfskin and embellished with bold zippers and a distinctive pentagonal patch. The bag is available in three sizes – small, medium, and large – and comes in a palette of timeless shades including black, white, pearl gray, eggplant, and midnight blue as well as a seasonal palette of candy pink, military green, and ice blue.
Scroll down to see what the internet’s style-savvy has to say about the new bag and for inspiration on how to wear it (although really, it goes with everything).
“During my first years as a corporate lawyer, I remember fondly how I saved for months to buy a medium Antigona in black – my dream bag in the 2000s. Even as a total layman in fashion terms back then, I could see how wearing the bag completely changed how I felt about myself. I walked differently, and talked differently, taking on that Antigona personality of elegance, modernity, and confidence. I see the Antigona Soft as the new co-protagonist, matching the extroverted rigid Antigona with quiet confidence – much like how I would like to think I have also grown in the years since!”
“The soft large bag is very practical, I travel a lot for my work so it’s the perfect bag to store everything in. Another thing I love about the bag is that you have countless ways of wearing it. The Antigona was actually my first ever designer crush bag. It is such a classic that will never go out of style.”
“As a creative and publisher I often have to balance multiple tasks at once but the beautiful part is that I can connect my two passions and be part of the whole process. You never stop learning.
What I love most about the bags are the different textures and how they complement pretty much everything in my closet. I also love combining timeless colors eggplant & beige, it’s always classy!”
“Givenchy’s timeless, classic yet always-with-an-edge approach to everything is something that I admire and aim to bring into my own closet every time I shop. The Antigona bag is such an icon and I actually have two of the classic models. It is so versatile both in function but also in appearance, and at the same time such a statement.”
“In photography, fashion, architecture, or art there are always similarities in things that attract me or grab my attention. I love to explore how aesthetics can mirror social or political movements or tell stories.
The classic bag Antigona is one of my favorites because of the clean and architectural shape and amazing material. I was super excited to see the new Antigona Soft and fell in love with the play between feminine softness, generous volume, and classic Givenchy coolness. It is perfect for work or a short weekend trip.”
“We live in a world where we must know how to adapt ourselves to different situations. Being versatile is essential to grow and establish good relationships.
Givenchy is one of the most iconic fashion houses. This brand is timeless and knows how to evolve through the generations. What I love the most is the structure of the bags. Minimalist with so much character at the same time.”