Manila Bulletin


Check out Gucci’s optimistic new collection of bags for many occasions


Color represents freedom and playfulnes­s in Gucci’s “Toward the Sun” collection. The new range interprets the house aesthetic in a manner that evokes the idea of light and warmth, with a range of pastels reflecting a mood of joy and optimism.

The collection has the benefit of being both formal and informal, offering highly versatile designs suited to many occasions. Refined, elegant, contempora­ry, and comprised of bags, shoes, ready-to wear, accessorie­s, and small leather goods, it has an informal spirit, full of character, enriched by the presence of Gucci house motifs and hardware.

The women’s bags are from the GG Marmont 2.0, Gucci Zumi, and Gucci 1955 Horsebit lines. All these models convey a spirit of easy, relaxed playfulnes­s. In keeping with Gucci’s ongoing celebratio­n of the concept of personal expression, there is a wide variety of bag styles. All the bags feature distinctiv­e Gucci hardware and decoration, like the Double

G on the GG Marmont 2.0, often in a new shiny silver finish, the distinctiv­e detail on the Gucci Zumi, which combines two of the house’s famous historical motifs, the Interlocki­ng G and Horsebit detail, and, of course, the gold Horsebit on the Gucci 1955 Horsebit range.

The GG Marmont 2.0 flap bag with shoulder strap comes in mini, small, and medium while the camera case comes in mini and small. The tophandle bag also comes in those two sizes. For the first time, Gucci features the metal GG detail in shiny silver. The fresh color palette ranges from monocolor baby pink, light blue, pastel yellow, and water Green to a multicolor version, which blends them all together. Exotics complete the offer, adding a refined touch—crocodile for the small shoulder bag, and python for the same style and small camera case. The exotics come in all the pastel colors, and their shiny finish gives these pieces a distinctly luxurious look. There is also a group of GG Marmont 2.0 pieces in white diagonal quilted leather with contrastin­g blue piping. This classic color combinatio­n of white and blue has a nautical look, and each piece features the gold twisted torch on Double G buckle detail. As well as being offered in bags— the mini shoulder bag and mini bucket bag—the blue and white treatment is also applied to a wallet on a chain, other wallets, a pouch, and card cases.

The Gucci Zumi bag adopts two sophistica­ted pastel shades. Elegant water green and light blue leather have been used for the two sizes of top-handle bag (medium and small) and two sizes of shoulder bag (small and mini). The same colors are also available in the same styles in ostrich for a more unusual effect.

The Gucci 1955 Horsebit has been imagined in a timeless white leather as a large and medium tote bag with a gold chain strap and leather top handles. There is also a medium version of the tote in the same white leather with longer top handles. The distinctiv­e patterned Original GG canvas forms the basis for a new style of Horsebit small shoulder bag and small and medium top- handle bag, where the canvas is teamed with white leather trim. To brighten the season, a pastel green leather is offered in the medium and small top-handle dome bag, and the small shoulder bag with flap.

The collection also sees the addition of a new idiosyncra­tic bucket bag. The distinctiv­e constructi­on of this piece features a semi-rigid circular base and a leather top with a drawstring closure. The style is enriched by a small version of the gold metal Horsebit detail. The new bucket bag is offered here in a small size in Original GG canvas with either brown leather trim or white leather trim and, thanks to the adjustable handles, it can be used in two ways: carried by hand or, after turning the two handles into a single, longer shoulder strap, on one shoulder. It has a microfiber lining in a natural color.

Gucci breathes new life into a print from the house archive: the bold red/ yellow/green/blue Baiadera stripe. Bags in this colorful pattern in linen have an external oval red leather tag displaying the Gucci script logo in gold. Styles available in this stripe are a slim messenger bag,the squared belt bag, a half-moon shoulder bag,an east/west tote with top handles and adjustable shoulder strap, and two backpacks, a smaller one with a flap closure and a bigger, more overtly masculine version, too.

Exclusivel­y distribute­d by Stores Specialist­s, Inc. in the Philippine­s, Gucci is located at Greenbelt 4 and Shangri-La Plaza East Wing. Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram. Or email the home concierge system via customerse­ www.

 ??  ?? GG Marmont coin purse
GG Marmont coin purse
 ??  ?? GG Marmont mini bucket bag
GG Marmont mini bucket bag
 ??  ?? Gucci Zumi mini shoulder bag
Gucci Zumi mini shoulder bag
 ??  ?? GG Marmont mini top handle bag in pink
GG Marmont mini top handle bag in pink
 ??  ?? Gucci Zumi top handle bag
Gucci Zumi top handle bag
 ??  ?? GG Marmont card case
GG Marmont card case

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