In fashion, every stylish individual has a trusty everyday bag in their rotation. Usually capacious in size and versatile with most outfits, an all-encompassing carryall for both work and play is truly a wardrobe essential. Introducing the Loewe Squeeze bag, the Spanish maison’s latest offering in an already coveted lineup of accessories. A luxurious number that can be carried over the shoulder or slung across the body, it’s the perfect bag to carry all of one’s daily necessities, as Vogue Singapore delves deeper with three style mavens who give us a glimpse into what’s in their bags.
The three creatives and industry virtuosos—Nadine Ghosn, Alison Caroll and Chen Yixin—each share their love for the bag and the everyday items they carry in it. Lensed from their respective homegrounds that best encompass their work and lifestyle, these multi-hyphenates don on Loewe ensembles, each representative of their own disparate styles and attitudes.
First up, Nadine Ghosn, fellow accessories fanatic and the brains behind her eponymous jewellery label. Ghosn likes to juxtapose the muted nature of her personal style with an eclectic range of bracelets and rings, each bolder and more colourful than the previous. Here, she is shot against the setting of a cosy home library interior, sketching and working on her designs. Shares the modish designer on the versatility of the Squeeze bag: “I carry this beauty with me every day, with my most cherished items that ignite and inspire my designs.”
For former professional ballerina and co-founder of gym and fitness centre BalletBody Singapore, Alison Caroll, her bag serves as the bridge between work and rest. Caroll is photographed in a ballet studio with the small Squeeze bag in chalk, where she fittingly spends a lot of her time. She muses about the pivotal role her bag plays in helping her rejuvenate: “My bag is an oasis of self-care, one that allows me to be my best.” She goes on to mention two of her must-haves wherever she goes, namely a notebook for unplugging and a familiar scent to freshen herself up through the day.
Lastly, actress Chen Yixin is lensed in a photography studio, in a Loewe dress and the Squeeze bag in medium. Having worked with many of the biggest brands in fashion and gracing the covers of numerous local publications, she is one of the buzziest young faces to watch. Her personal style is effortless and casual, with tons of street elements pervading most of her outfits. Chen rummages through her bag, elaborating on several of her absolute essentials: “My Kindle is for me to lose myself in captivating stories while waiting between takes on set, and I also have my camera with me at all times to capture precious moments with friends and family.”
Crafted in supple, buttery Nappa leather, the Squeeze bag is easily distinguishable for its ruched detailing and elongated donut chain in a smooth gold plating. The adjustable chain strap and lightweight aluminium alloy boasts ease of use, while jewellery-inspired carabiner-style clips allow for wearers to customise the length to their preference.
The bag’s interior construction also highlights the atelier’s unparalleled craftsmanship and attention to detail, with a subtle inside zipper pocket and leather piping that provides a certain structure and silhouette to the base. Finished with an embossed brand logo in matching gold and a detachable anagram pebble, the Loewe Squeeze bag is available in two sizes: small and medium. An extensive array of colours ranging from classic shades of black, chalk and olive to hues of chocolate, oak and seaside blue will tailor to customers of all tastes. If not, a limited-edition alternative in black python and crocodile skin could definitely be one to consider.
With its distinctive look and sophisticated attitude, the Squeeze is not only a new take in the world of soft bags—it is a statement. Below, peruse Vogue Singapore’s selects of the most delectable colours for each size of the Squeeze bag.
Photographer Zhang Min Hua
Stylist Jasmine Ashvinkumar
Fashion features editor Maya Menon
Producers David Bay and Ong Shiang Siew
Director of Photography Jeremy Kieran
Video Editor Hafizah Salim
Hair and make-up Lydia Thong using Keune hair cosmetics and Gucci beauty, Shaun Lee using Chanel beauty and Gary Low/Passion
Production assistant Xavier Lee
Stylist’s assistants Syed Zulfadhli and Nicholas See
Hair and make-up assistant Carmen Ong
Talents Nadine Ghosan, Alison Carroll and Chen Yixin
For more information on the Squeeze bag, visit Loewe’s official website here.