Having just seen the Fall-Winter 2010 Mens Gucci collection last week (remember the day of the great flood in Orchard Road), I can safely say that the Spring-Summer 2011 Mens Gucci collection is a continuation of Frida’s dip into Gucci’s rich historical archives.
And how rich they are indeed. Dark burnished leather that’s reminiscent of chewing tobacco and engine grease came down the runway in all forms of bags; from hand-held duffles to a backpack, the half-moon messenger to the current Gucci standard, the open top tote. Note the interesting detail on the handles and the sides of the bags. While it may instantly remind you of weaved rattan (or straw), it is actually made up of finely interwoven leather strips.
I’m also particularly smitten with these messengers, which are usually not my personal style. Smooth calf leather, coupled with soft rounded corners and Gucci’s signature dual-colour webbing makes it a winning combination that’s hard to resist.
And last but not least, a pair of luxurious exotic python drawstring bags that are most definitely frivolous and unnecessary, yet instantly desirable. Delish!
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