The Dior Saddle bag was debuted in 2000, during the creative directorship of John Galliano, and now, for autumn/winter 2018, the celebrated handbag is back. Maria Grazia Chiuri has reinterpreted the brand’s cult style in a variety of new colourways and fabrics for the new season. The Saddle bag, one of the French fashion house’s most celebrated pieces, is identifiable for its saddle-like design and signature C and D-shaped gold clasps. The ‘It’ bag of the early 2000s has been brought back for AW18 with a number of different models that pay homage to the original aesthetic while offering a few sartorial changes. This season, the Saddle bag now comes with a large embroidered strap, in line with the house’s 1970s-inspired collection. Traditional colourways sit side by side with more bohemian bags, including all-over embroidered bags with beads and fringes, and patchwork embroidered with beads. Take a look at some of the highlights from the new Dior AW18 handbag collection here.