I could go on and on about the wonderful time I had at the Spring-Summer 2011 Gucci presentation on Friday night, where the DJ was great and alcohol flowed freely. I won’t bore you with details like how the venue was packed to the brim with guests and celebrities, or even how the event space was perched on the edge of the water, with lights dancing on ripples all night.
What I will do is to share what I like from both collections for men and women, starting with the woven holdall tote in supple brown leather. Retailing online for GBP3680 (almost SGD7500) a pop, the tote measures 63 cm across with a panel of woven leather going around the bottom half of it.
Another runway piece, this time in the form of a messenger, is up next. Measuring 38 cm by 34 cm, I love the braided leather strap, which along with the colour and styling gives it an entirely vintage feel. Priced at GBP2320 at Mr Porter, it’s lined with suede on the inside and has an additional zip pocket at the side.
As far as footwear goes, I’m in love with this pared-down loafer which is actually more inspired by gentlemen’s bedroom slippers. Comprised of suede and leather soles, these beautiful shoes are priced at GBP375 a pair.
Now on to the pieces for the ladies. First up, the lattice-detailed leather tote that’s similar in style to her male counterpart. Retailing for GBP3310 (around SGD6720 or so) on Net-A-Porter, the 37 cm by 34 cm taupe leather bag is fully lined in satin.
Another messenger, albeit on a smaller scale for the ladies, is the Gucci Marrakech. Love the braided trim, love the tassels, love the hardware that all evoke that free-loving/retro/vintage vibe. Priced at GBP1310, the bag has an added bonus on the inside: an accordion frame with four different compartments which just means you can organise to your heart’s content.
Last but not least, a pair of heels straight off the runway. The Gucci Malika (GBP750) is part-suede, part-leather with a contrasting gold heel that has sexy glamour written all over it. Saw it coming down the runway, and it’s truly stunning.
Check them out at Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter that ships internationally, or head down to Gucci boutiques locally in Singapore for a closer look.
Images: Bagaholicboy & Gucci