September, 7, 2022

This is not just a bag, it’s an attitude. Combining leather with the Maison’s emblematic animal, the Panthère de Cartier bag unites leather goods and jewellery making savoir-faire and plays on the opposition of contrasting elements around the panther.

First of all, there is the sensuality and curvature, which give the bag its generous volume and recalls the flexibility of a panther in motion. No sharp edges, no visible seams: everything is seen in terms of fluidity, curves and softness.

Then comes the ferocious and the wild. The bag’s clasp says it all, with a radical panther head design. A Cartier signature, recognisable at the first glance, this panther head was created in collaboration with a High Jewellery sculptor. An exceptionally-designed, architectural piece adorned on its flat surfaces with eleven leather inserts, creating depth and perspective.

“It is through this jewellery clasp that this encounter between the wild and the precious takes place. It synthesises the combined expertise of jewellery and leather and, through the dialogue of the craftspeople, enables us to advance our understanding of leather goods. Like an extension of femininity, demanding and refined.” Marlin Yuson, Director of Accessory and Leather Goods Design.

The chain follows on from this jewellery aesthetic. Its links are faceted like a precious stone. It is versatile, allowing for two functions: a cross-body carry and a shoulder carry with two lengths. Finished in gold or palladium, it is equipped with a leather shoulder strap, the thickness of which is reminiscent of the sensual curves of the bag, designed to ensure comfort.

The leather of the Panthère de Cartier bag is grained and made from the finest skins chosen by its designer, Marlin Yuson. Available in small or mini versions, the colour palette is bright and rich: black, navy blue, red, pale yellow, creamy white, beige or petrol blue.

Find the wild side of Cartier at the Galería Canalejas boutique in the emblematic Plaza de Canalejas 1, Madrid.