Gucci’s got a brand new range of bags for Spring-Summer 2019 that does not come with an elaborate tiger head like the one on Dionysius, nor an overly embellished giant bee featured on the Queen Margaret. Neither will you be able to find pieces in the bold GG Supreme monogram canvas, just a pared down boxy bag silhouette in full grained leather or exotic exteriors, which further emphasises the considerable differences with the existing range of Gucci bags.
Named after actress and musician Zumi Rosow (who also walked in the runway in Paris’ Théâtre Le Palace), the Zumi is furnished with the Interlocking G Horsebit right in front, one that combines two of the houses’s most important motifs into a single elongated logo that comes in a mix of silver and gold. The other shiny hardware detailing at the sides? That’s the double hinged lock closures to provide maximum security, which is great for ladies who aren’t exactly fans of bags with exposed openings.
Lift the closures up and you’ll find an organised interior fitted with gusseted pockets and a central zipped compartment. On the bottom there are several protective metallic feet, which are getting less and less common on many designer bags these days, which double up to protect the bag from scratches. And if you haven’t already realised, the Zumi is truly big on function; it can also be carried over the shoulder or across the body, thanks to the detachable leather shoulder strap that comes with a drop length which ranges from 44 cm to 50 cm.
Available in two sizes, the Small measures 27 cm by 22 cm, while the Medium is a tad taller and wider at 33.5 cm by 26 cm. Prices start at SGD4290 and SGD5120 respectively for the ones in grained leather, which come in an entire array of colours like Black, Burgundy, Burnt Orange, Dark Green, Hibiscus Red and White, leaving you truly spoilt for choice. It’s polished, it’s structured and it’s definitely chic, perfect for anyone looking for a dignified and elegant bag. What colour and size have you got your eye on?