Presented in the recent Fall Winter 2021 collection, Jonathan Anderson’s latest additions to the Flamenco’s family tree see a play with scale taken to two extremes: the XL Flamenco clutch, large enough to be used as an overnight bag, and the distinctly tiny nano Flamenco clutch, small enough to be held in one palm. ‘I’ve always thought it had that energy to it; this idea of subtleness,’ Jonathan says of the Flamenco. ‘Blowing it up really showcases the nappa leather in its rawest and purest form.’
Spanning nearly half-a-metre wide, the XL Flamenco takes full advantage of the nappa’s softness in the way it collapses and folds upon itself when laid to rest. The XL Flamenco is lined with herringbone cotton-canvas and features large top handles that allow it to be worn as a tote or hidden so the bag can be carried as an overdimensioned clutch. Zipped pockets add a practical touch to its roomy interior. Like the regular-sized Flamenco and the mini Flamenco that come in new colourways this season, the supersized Flamenco is available in black, burnt red, warm desert and vintage khaki.
Coming in a palette of uplifting colours such as blossom, candy, mustard, rosemary, soft white and vermillion, the nano clutch features many of the same design details as the XL, but at a much smaller scale—the bag itself is only 15 centimetres wide. The nano clutch also offers a gold metal chain, so the bag can be slung over the shoulder. Both the XL and nano clutch feature the jaunty leather knots Jonathan introduced in 2014 to the Flamenco family which cinch the top of the bags shut.