Take Note

The Agenda: Louis Vuitton Bags, A Provocative New Play, And Other Things You Need To Know

Your go-to list of the best things to shop, see and experience.

The Agenda: Louis Vuitton Bags, A Provocative New Play, And Other Things You Need To Know

01 | Louis Vuitton’s New Classics bags

How do you make the past feel relevant today? You take a historic item or idea, and you tweak it ever so slightly so that it becomes relatable in a modern context. That’s what Virgil Abloh did at Louis Vuitton with the New Classics range. Taking inspiration from house codes — such as The Steamer or the brand’s history in making trunks — the sleek line of bags for men feature clean, structural shapes, and are now a permanent part of Louis Vuitton’s Monogram Eclipse range.

Available from 8 November at louisvuitton.com, and at Louis Vuitton Marina Bay Sands Island Maison, Ngee Ann City, ION Orchard, and Changi Airport Terminal 3 boutiques.

02 | Meet Versace’s new bag range: Virtus

As a fashion label, Versace has always been associated with the idea of strong, independent women, and they are paying tribute to this muse with their new bag line: Virtus. The name is derived from the Roman deity of the same name; Virtus represents strength, character, and courage. Expect to find different bag variations within the line — from belt bags to top-handle tote bags — in a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns.

Now available at all Versace stores.

03 | Ermenegildo Zegna wants you to give back

Banding together with Cesvi, a prominent humanitarian organization in Italy, Ermenegildo Zegna is launching their new campaign, #GivingBackMakesAMan. This new partnership is called “From A To Zegna”, and aims to provide a series of educational resources that redefine the idea of what it means to be “manly”. Alongside this project, “From A To Zegna” involves a collaboration with local partners in various countries to provide youth communities with interactive and educational resources. To support this endeavour, Ermenegildo Zegna has released two t-shirts, with proceeds going towards supporting Cesvi.

Retailing at $360 each, now available at all Ermenegildo Zegna stores. Find out more at zegna.us.

04 | Chanel Sublimage cleanser

Recognizing the therapeutic process of removing one’s face at the end of the day, Chanel’s Sublimage line aims to elevate your cleansing experience. Consisting of four products — a scrub, a facial soap, a makeup remover, and a gel-based remover — this sensorial line of skincare products incorporates the detoxifying properties of the Harungana plant and the antioxidizing powers of vanilla planifolia water to fight against signs of aging and stress. Nirvana is one cleanse away.

Now available at all Chanel counters.

05 | Wild Rice’s new play Merdeka reexamines the Bicentennial

This year, Singapore will be celebrating its Bicentennial after gaining independence from British rule some 50 years ago. And while there is no shortage of fun celebrations for this landmark year, Wild Rice is also throwing its voice into the conversation with a play that examines the legacy of Sir Stamford Raffles, and the lingering effects of decolonization. Written by Alfian Sa’at and Neo Hai Bin, the play hopes to dissect history through forgotten texts and artifacts to uncover a new perspective on our national identity.

Find out more at wildrice.com.sg.

Related Stories