Here at VIVID we are loving GUCCI’s latest handbag collections which are now available in SA stores – the Flora and Soho collections.
The Cruise 2013 Collection sees the application of the House’s historic Flora pattern throughout the Gucci woman’s free-spirited wardrobe. Modernizing the print that was originally created in 1966 for Princess Grace of Monaco are intricate games of overlapping graphics including black and white outlines for an unfinished effect. This contemporary interpretation characterizes a new collection, including some of the House’s most iconic handbags, perfect for a sophisticated retreat.
Today the Flora motif blossoms on natural canvas for a variety of signature handbag styles including the New Jackie and New Bamboo as well as the Boston bag and top-handle tote – with contrasting leather trim. Each piece expresses evokes the eternal allure of the pattern with flowers from all seasons.
Characterized by the embossed interlocking GG emblem, both the new disco bag and the chain styles symbolize the alluring effortlessness of this season’s Gucci woman.
A selection of functional shapes employs luxuriously soft calfskin, exotic python, and ostrich. The array of vivid resort colours includes sunflower, vintage rose, green herb, and sky blue, along with understated tones of maple, cream, and black. A modern object of desire, the disco bag holds a special place within the collection as a new chic statement. Perfect for any occasion from day wear to evening, this small, light accessory features an adjustable strap to wear over the shoulder. The proportions create a minimal, on-the-go style. A signature of the House, the tassel decorates the disco bag for an ultra-feminine touch.
In larger shapes, the glamorous chain styles feature shoulder straps in a light gold finish. Ranging in silhouette from the hobo to the tote, these versatile bags encompass both function and elegance. Clean lines and striking details make each bag perfect to wear all day long.
The Flora and Soho handbags are available exclusively at GUCCI Boutiques in Cape Town and Johannesburg in Southern Africa. For further information please contact their stores on 021-421 8800 (V&A Waterfront, Cape Town) or 011-784 2597 (Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg) or visit www.gucci.com