Bag of the Week: Gucci Horsebit 1955 bag

With its roots in the brand’s glorious heritage, Gucci Horsebit 1955 bag has turned out to be the latest eye candy of the luxury handbag landscape. It’s a solid proof of Gucci’s adeptness in creating accessories that quickly earn the status of fashion legends. The bag smartly embraces modern trends while incarnating classicism along with femininity and perfection. 

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The 1955 bag is a modern reinterpretation of an archival design created in the year 1955 that included the iconic Horsebit motif. Horsebit, originally used on a pair of Gucci loafers, is the most eloquent expression of the brand’s equestrian legacy. Alessandro Michele has cleverly utilized this house code as the main element of his latest Gucci handbag introduced as a part of the Cruise 2020 collection. 

Gucci Horsebit 1955 Bag

The collection launched this covetable style in three select silhouettes: a shoulder bag, a messenger, and a bucket bag. However, today the possibilities have snowballed into more exciting shapes such as top handle bags and totes. Furthermore, while the GG Supreme canvas and plain leather in classic hues remain a favored choice, the brand makes the Gucci Horsebit 1955 bag available in other interesting materials, viz. textured straw-inspired fabric and exotic skins.

Editor’s Pick: Black Gucci Horsebit 1955 Satchel

The Gucci Horsebit 1955 collection has no shortage of desirable pieces yet; for this week, on our radar is the Gucci Horsebit 1955 satchel. Impressive and elevated, this satchel hits all the right notes: a timeless black hue contrasted sublimely with polished gold-tone hardware and a structured shape that exudes power and feminine sophistication. The bag explores simplicity through clean lines and perceptible but tonal hand-stitched details on the exterior. 

Gucci Horsebit 1955 bagAs mentioned earlier, the major highlight for this otherwise minimalist bag is the recognizable Horsebit motif perched at the center front. A master at playing with the codes of neoclassicism, Alessandro Michele has used the emblem in a way that looks refreshing as ever, despite it being a constant element across all Gucci merchandise and consequently the possibility of coming across as monotonous. But, oh boy! This Gucci Horsebit 1955 bag is anything but monotonous. On the contrary, it is striking, ergonomic, and absolutely luxurious. 

This carryall is carefully constructed in leather and is outfitted with double zippers, metal feet at the bottom to provide protection, and a well-lined interior that is extremely handy for accommodating your everyday essentials. Lastly, thanks to its versatility, you can either carry it on the crook on your arm or wear it over your shoulder with its detachable strap. 

The shapely build of the bag lets you style it with multiple outfits. While it easily adds instant polish to casuals like a simple tee and denims, it also gracefully accents and complements any put-together look. 

The combination of classic and contemporary has become a trusted formula for brands in recent times, case in point: Coach Tabby bag and Burberry TB bag. The Gucci Horsebit 1955 bag is also a fruit of the same tree. We believe this modus operandi appears bankable to brands because bringing the vintage and the modern in one mold swells the overall appeal of the creation. Well, if not for everybody, the formula seems to be really working for Gucci because the popularity of the 1955 bag is already sky-high and may well remain so.

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Neelma Tiwari

Fashion Content Executive

Having an affinity for writing about anything that spells Fashion, Neelma likes to infuse figurative expressions in her work as it gives her an opportunity to represent things in a unique light. A reader and a rover, collecting imperfection to create something perfect is her way of doing life!

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