Overview of the handbags Gucci of the season 2016
Alessandro Michele is renown in the fashion world as being one of Gucci’s brightest lights, having filled the space as Head Designer for Accessories of the house before succeeding Frida Giannini as Creative Director. Now fully installed in his new role, Michele has brought his genius to the handbag line, with offerings as eclectic and feminine as the Gucci muse-of-the-moment Karen Elson.
The Gucci handbags 2016 offering features the Gucci Dionysus, the brand’s signature bag, along with a vast range of options to choose from. Focusing the handbag line on one structured shape allows Michele to play with prints, embellishments, and hardware, without losing sight of the overall theme of the Fall 2016 line, which marries the bold and exotic with the feminine and playful nature of the clothes.
The Gucci Dionysus bag has a box structure with accordion siding and the tiger head closure. It also features the Gucci monogram print on a soft canvas fabric and a sliding chain strap, allowing the bag to be worn as both a top-handle bag or a cross body bag, depending on the occasion.
The line of bags, however, takes a playful tone overall, including sequin and traditional embroidery in bright, bold tones, as well as making use of the brand’s colors — blue, green, and red — to add a classic touch to the bags. Details such as the Gucci monogram, liberal use of the python print in various colors, and bamboo top handles round out the options to vary the look and feel of the Dionysus.