Friday 30th August

| BY Dino Bonacic

How Do You Make a Denim Saddle Bag? Dior Lets Us In On The Process

What once was an urban fashion myth thanks to Carrie Bradshaw is now a mainstream piece of desirable luxury. Thanks to Maria Grazia Chiuri, Kim Jones and all of us obsessing over it, Dior’s Saddle is arguably the most popular and visually-recognisable bag in recent history. In leather, canvas or metal; black or multicoloured and embellished. And due to its popularity, the options are endless and inspiring, making sure that, even though “everyone” has it, only few have the same one.

As part of her AW19 women’s collection, Chiuri took the early noughties inspiration of Justin & Britney on the VMAs red carpet and transported it into the language of haute French fashion. With a knack for making even the most mundane elements totally chic, the designer transformed the Saddle bag into a full denim fantasy. All of the house’s signatures are part of the bag too – including the Dior Oblique pattern created by Marc Bohan in 1967 and further popularised by John Galliano in the noughties, now in that shade of perfect washed-out denim. And in true customisable fashions, you can personalise the bag with your own initials – or any other letters you wish to carry along daily. But how is the Saddle bag made? The answer to the mystery comes thanks to Dior’s latest video, showing off the process of creating the bag in detail. For the craftiest queens out there, this can be a mini guide to creating your own Saddle. We, however, will stick to getting our own from the boutique…

The denim Dior saddle bag is available to buy in selected stores.