Ever since Alessandro Michele has helmed the renowned Italian luxury house, we anticipate with bated breath to witness wonderous inventions robed in eclectic glamor that Michele is known for. Gucci’s handbags are testimonials of how he uses them as a canvas to express the brand’s ethos annexed with the Creative Director’s free-spirited philosophy. This week we pick the Gucci Zumi bag that explores the Maison’s storied legacy in an elegant way.
Alessandro Michele celebrates strong personalities through his creations, so the handbag was dubbed after the LA-based musician and actress Zumi Roscow. She is a saxophonist of garage punk band Black Lips and a saw-playing confrère of the female-fronted band Crush. The bag sported a top handle version carried by Zumi Roscow for Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection for the debut look. The show was inspired by 70s disco culture, aptly situated at the 17th-century theatre-turned-discotheque La Palace in Paris. Proffering tribute to what was once the hottest club that regaled the Parisian bohemia, the label put up a fascinating show during Paris Fashion Week. The Gucci Zumi bag was presented in the same evocative setting.
When Two Icons Came Together
No bling. No roaring tiger. No motifs from fauna. This time the Gucci bag strips itself from all ornamentations to reveal a ladylike sophisticated silhouette inspired by the early eras. Influenced by the multi-hyphenated muse, a rediscovery was made by diving deep into the archival vaults to encapsulate Gucci’s history, and the hybridized logo is the marriage of the Horsebit and Interlocking G. As the intertwined emblem sits on the front skiting the coming together of gold and silver-tone hardware, the metal accents on the top handle gleam with it. The debut design wears the double-flip lock on the top, giving the bag a briefcase-like feel.
The Gucci Zumi bag comes in small and medium sizes with top hands and an optional strap, making it a transitional accessory. A perfect evening companion for your lavish dinner affairs and your pick-up-and-go choice for daytime duties, the Zumi bag is easy punctuation for any ensemble.
If you are still wondering how desirable the Gucci handbag is, let’s just say that the Zumi has elevated the ensembles of many superstars. We have caught sight of the bag on the Golden Globe winner Saoirse Ronan, a French actress and a sartorial muse to many, Lou Doillon, and the Mexican beauty Salma Hayek.
After breathing life in two old logos, the synthesized symbol now trails to accessories and shoes cloaked in different materials and tones.
From bucket and shoulder bags to shoes and Gucci belts, the Zumi insignia has graced many silhouettes offered by the label. It is also a testament to the fact that — the fusion of Gucci’s rich history and a little pizzazz is de rigueur. That is how the House has been dominating the powerful echelons of fashion.