Alessandro Michele’s work while at the helm of Gucci has been nothing short of extraordinary. The designer has modernized Gucci while keeping its House history at the forefront in a way that few other brands have been able to achieve. Still, arguably his best talent is his ability to explore the many House codes and archival motifs and remaking them to be fit for the modern-day. This spring and summer, his exploration of past Gucci continues, and on the heels of the release of the new Gucci Blondie Bag, another staple from Gucci’s past is re-visited. This staple is one that has and will remain a mainstay for the brand. Yes, we’re talking about (arguably) the House’s most emblematic symbol: bamboo.
Gucci Bamboo: A Storied History
Gucci’s past is rooted in classic Italian craftsmanship, and this core aspect of the brand has helped shape it into the House we know and love today. Gucci bamboo has been a part of this rich history since 1947, when craftsmen developed a unique patented method to heat and bend bamboo in such a way that it would retain its shape even when cooled. These unique and quintessentially Gucci Bamboo handles and details have been meticulously crafted for generations. Gucci bamboo is a timeless material that speaks to the innovative spirit of Gucci’s heritage. It will work for any age and style, and this season, it’s reimagined as an adorable mini backpack.
The New Gucci Bamboo for Gucci Love Parade
Gucci Love Parade sees the return of Bamboo once again, and the collection as a whole presents recognizable elements of the House in new and interesting ways. Here, bamboo is revitalized in a new mini backpack, which is reminiscent of ’90s trends and very of the moment. Crafted from pink or brown leather, the new shape is finished with a petite but still emblematic bamboo handle and turnlock. A detachable and adjustable shoulder strap allows this mini bag to be styled in a few different ways. Wear it in the classic top handle variation, as a backpack, or over the shoulder with the adjustable shoulder strap. Contemporary yet classic, this bag might be mini, but it packs a big punch in style and House history, making it an investment piece that will work in your closet for years to come. Gucci Bamboo is one of those things that can be passed down from generation to generation and this new shape from the House is sure to be its next hit. Purchase via Gucci for $2,750.