Those of you following my exploits lately on Instagram and on Facebook would have seen snapshot after snapshot of Gucci’s new Bright Diamante collection over the past 6 days. Tasked by Gucci to showcase, and quite literally of course, their brightest and the best, I’ve spent many days with said bags, scouting for locations around Singapore and trying to style them to my best of abilities, which you can enjoy here, or here.
And because it’s an occupational hazard of mine to inspect every bag that passes through my hands with the utmost scrutiny, I can safely say that for what it’s retailing at, most everyone will find something they can afford, and love, from the Bright Diamante collection.
Drawing inspiration from the original Diamante that was first launched in the 1930s, the diamond pattern has since become a Gucci signature, used all the way to the 1950s till Creative Director Frida Giannini rediscovered it in the archives and the rest, as they say, is history.
Comprising a huge collection of most everything for both men and women, you’ll find bags for both sexes, a huge selection of small leather goods (from purses to wallets and even a couple of clutches) and even shoes, from loafers to hi-top sneakers. But back to the bags proper, and having spent so much time with them, here are some points you’ll want to know if you’re planning to get something from this collection.
Most all the bags are extremely lightweight, and because they are made of heat-embossed calfskin leather, they are also very durable, with the ability to fend off accidental scuffs with ease. Having liquids splashed on the exterior won’t be an issue either; just do a quick wipe down and everything will be as good as new.
And because there’s really no point being big on form if there’s no function, most of the bags from the Bright Diamante collection come with enough pockets both big and small to please even those who are most obsessed with organisation.
My favourites from the collection? Obviously the ones I picked to shoot for my little project with Gucci, which includes the Bowling Bag in both sizes (SGD2400 and SGD2650 respectively), the Bucket which retails for SGD1900, the roomier Top Handle (SGD2650) that’s great for those who need the additional space, the sassy long rectangular Clutch that’s great for both day and night (SGD1620, click here for the snapshot) and last but not least, the Duffle Bag (SGD3250) for the boys that’s great as a work/gym bag, or as a weekend duffle that will work great as a carry-on as well.
And then there are these, the very desirable cabin-sized hard-sided trunks that are just simply drool-worthy. Available now at all Gucci boutiques in Singapore, you can check out the full collection in all their technicolour glory.
Images: Bagaholicboy & Gucci
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