Balenciaga introduces the Padlock handbag

The padlock motif in an interesting series of variants for fall/winter 2012/13

Balenciaga have introduced their new Padlock series, in a number of versions, colours and sizes, but all featuring the padlock motif in various formats on the front. Two of the featured colours are yellow and blue, and other versions feature python panels on the front and veau camargue calfskin on the back and edges. The bag was designed by Nicolas Ghesquière, and it is coherent with the approach followed by the Maison's founder Cristobal Balenciaga.

Below, the Balenciaga Padlock handbag, All Day, python

Below, the Balenciaga Padlock handbag, Evening, smooth calf

Below, the Balenciaga Padlock handbag, All Afternoon, smooth calf

Below, the Balenciaga Padlock All Time, python

Below, the Balenciaga Padlock All Time, python

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