The Obsedia Bags
This season, Riccardo Tisci, artistic director of Givenchy, extends the Obsedia Line. Launched for the first time in 2010. Obsedia comes from “Obsession” and the greek word “Dia” (sky).
Inspired by a recurring design detail from Riccardo Tisci’s collections, the “Obsedia” captures the crosscurrents in the designer’s aesthetic. At once ornate and graphic, masculine and feminine, industrial yet jewel-like. The metal elements form a stylized nod to Riccardo Tisci’s directional blend of dark romance and urban edge.
Distinctive and instantly recognizable from a distance, the “Obsedia” becomes even more compelling up close. A cylinder in metal and gold bisects a gold shaft anchored with a mobile ring, evoking by turns the spiritual nature of the designer’s upbringing in southern Italy, his talent for mixing together seeming opposites – such as chiffon and leather and lace – and the multi-layered references to subculture that are steeped in his collections.
For 2014, Riccardo Tisci designed two new pure and graphic shapes. The new Obsedia, a classic flap bag, is sophisticated and strong, timeless, easy to wear with daily functional volume and removable adjustable shoulder strap.
The “Obsedia Hobo” is a classic shoulder bag with a Givenchy twist, declined in three sizes. The big one is a carry-everywhere bag designed to comfortably fit the body shape. The mini size can be worn as an evening clutch or as an everyday mini-bag using the long cross body strap.
In Givenchy stores worldwide from mid February 2014 onwards.