Reworked for the new season in the most striking hot-pink colourway, this Gucci Dionysus leather tote is an instant style — and mood — booster. Inspired by Dionysus, the Greek god of pleasure and ecstasy, it features a swarovski crystal embellished tiger-head motif clasp — a reference to the handbags' namesake, who in Greek mythology is said to have crossed the river Tigris on a tiger sent to him by the supreme ruler of the gods, Zeus. Detailed with a hand-painted finish, this versatile piece comes furnished with antiqued silver-tone hardware and an adjustable sliding chain shoulder-strap for the girl on-the-go. Wear it as a vibrant pop of colour alongside a double denim get-up and you’ll be as pleased as little old Dionysus was crossing that river.
Gucci fuchsia grained leather shoulder bag
Chain shoulder strap, crystal-embellished tiger head detail, antique silver hardware, concealed internal front slip pocket, canvas lining
Concealed push lock fastening at flap front
Comes with a dust bag
Width: 8 inches/ 20cm
Height: 6 inches/ 15cm
Depth: 2 inches/ 5cm
Shoulder strap drop: 24 inches/ 60cm
- Gucci fuchsia grained leather shoulder bag Hand-painted finish Chain shoulder strap Crystal-embellished tiger head detail Antique silver hardware Concealed internal front slip pocket Canvas lining Concealed push lock fastening at flap front Comes with a dust bag Width: 8 inches/ 20cm Height: 6 inches/ 15cm Depth: 2 inches/ 5cm Shoulder strap drop: 24 inches/ 60cm
Despite being an industry built on change, fashion enjoys the status quo, and oftentimes, things can seem rather too predictable within the hidebound confines of the fashion bubble, but on the odd occasion, there’s a breakaway from the monotony and the entire fashion covenant is turned on its head. As was the case when Alessandro Michele came along and ripped up the fashion rule book with his marvellous ‘less is bore’ approach at the venerable luxury house of Gucci. A law unto himself, Alessandro Michele has reset the style agenda and shifted the taste level with an aesthetic that flies in the face of every fashion convention once thought sacrosanct. In other words, Alessandro Michele exists at a remove from the mores of the establishment, and instead, resides in a whole new world of his own conjuring obscure worlds, arcane references, and convoluted catwalks in a steady continuum of collections that only get curiouser and curiouser as the seasons progress. Which is precisely why his vision is so seductive. The new Gucci is about individuality, self-expression, having 'the freedom to choose who you are, beyond what has already been dictated' and giving you an incredibly beautiful wardrobe to do so. It’s an audacious proposition, where relics of the past merge with conceptions of the future, gender lines are blurred, and trends are positively nonexistent, resulting in an endless cornucopia of delights with which to make your own: there’s ethereal patchwork jacquard evening gowns straight out of a Madame Lebrun painting, dazzling platform pumps embellished with baroque crystals and glimmering gobstopper pearls, offbeat tailoring for the dandified pretty boys, as well as punk-inspired beat-up leather biker jackets with the phrase ‘L’Aveugle Par Amour’ (blinded by love) scrawled across the back and bleached-out denim with artful graffiti scribbles allover them, which sit just as nicely beside a pair of classic Gucci Jordaan loafers or a smart tailored reefer jacket in a way that emphasises the undeniable importance of personal style. The point is, Alessandro Michele’s Gucci is an attitude not a silhouette; an experience not an era; a state of mind not a state of dress. You might even call it a beautiful chaos.