Never has a brand gone from blah to bam as quickly as Gucci under the new direction of Alessandro Michele. The departure of Frida Giannini was welcomed by both the industry and consumers, along with longtime Gucci devotees, and it was a brilliant move on the brand’s part appointing their Senior Accessories Director, as this is a house known for their accessories. Consider this new phase a welcome return to the brand’s strengths.
The new Padlock shoulder bag is equally visually pleasing in fabulously clashing pink and red leather with their trademark interlocked-G pattern on canvas with a perky splash of blossoms. This closure, at once impactful and delicate, may look familiar. That’s because the Padlock bag has applied the exact same hardware as Gucci’s iconic travel trunks. This is quintessential Gucci from a fresh perspective. Now they’re really pleasing their core clientele, who now may be swayed to pick up a dress or two along with the new bag. Gucci Padlock shoulder bag available in red and pink leather, $2,190, and printed canvas, $1,950, for pre-order at Neiman Marcus (expect shipping by March 7th, just in time to kick off spring early).
Wear with: The Gucci girl loves a classic fedora, and Rag & Bone nails one of their trademark styles in navy blue wool-felt. On NET-A-PORTER for $195.