Italy truly does take pride in its legendary status in the fashion-sphere, and few houses around the world are eternalised with their own dedicated fashion museum. Gucci is one exception, displaying travel, lifestyle, evening and handbag collections in its archives that also take as their focus the iconic use of bamboo, flora and the Gucci logo throughout the brand’s history. Bamboo, for instance, was an innovative addition to the Gucci aesthetic in 1947, when, as a result of war, craftsmen were required to source new products that would continue to translate into high fashion pieces for their buyers. One particular material was available for import from Japan, and so it was that the Bamboo bag was born, each one taking craftsmen 13 hours to perfect. For those that seek depth in a canvas as opposed to threads, the museum too houses the work of, and collaborates with numerous artists.