Between the baby dragon and the clone heads that came down the runway at Gucci’s Fall/Winter 2018 show, it would have been easy to miss the other accessories that were cradled in the models’ arms. A trip to Gucci's recently refurbished Paragon boutique would show you that the collection comes with bags aplenty, ranging from vintage-inspired pieces to futuristic offerings in metallic finishes.
As we all know by now, Gucci is a master of details. That’s why we’ve dissected the features of our favourite bags by the Italian brand for this season below.
We’re no strangers to Gucci’s tiger motifs by now, but this iteration is an especially classy touch that elevates the otherwise casual leather-trimmed Rajah tote to a statement of elegance. On the Rajah shoulder bag, however, another detail stands out: the interlocking-G-with-horsebits hardware. Staying true to Gucci’s vision of unconventionality, the detail is crafted with both gold and silver.
The interlocking-G hardware is also the centrepiece of a range of matelassé leather mini bags that remind us of another thing that Alessandro Michele loves — colour, brilliant and pure. In true Gucci fashion, each bag features the clash of two distinctive hues, shining with a metallic sheen. You’ll find even more colours on the strap, which is made of three leather strips braided together. And fret not: you can easily adjust the strap by tying knots into it, effortlessly switching the crossbody bag to a shoulder version. Our verdict? This will make the perfect companion for fun dates out.
But what is a cyborg-themed collection without a hint of something more futuristic? That’s where this squared camera bag comes in. With its silver leather exterior, the bag can easily be mistaken for a souvenir from outer space — if not for Gucci’s signature red and green Web stripe, or the double G logo at the top.
Photography by Munster & Long Fei
Art Direction by Stephanie Lim