Since the dawn of Gucci Décor in 2017, the Italian luxury house has thoughtfully designed interior masterpieces to encourage people to dress their most personal spaces in an elegant, modern and creative way.
Creative director Alessandro Michele often imbues the Gucci Décor Collection with a plethora of house motifs – vivid pairings of colours, patterns, and design that incorporate phrases and references to the wealth of Gucci’s rich themes, often drawn from flora and fauna. There are no rules here, as Gucci upholds a bold and unconventional aesthetic in its newest collection titled Souvenir from Rome.
The concept takes inspiration from the opulent marble decoration of rooms within the Musei Capitolini in Rome, where the Gucci Cruise 2020 show took place. As a result, these newest pieces immortalise a motif employed for the invitations to that show and enrich the house’s heritage. The symbolic pattern is hand- painted to obtain a marble effect before being put into production for use with various items.
The Souvenir from Rome motif features on porcelain ashtrays in a square and star design, a circular porcelain box, candle holder with a porcelain lid, folding metal table, circular metal tray, wallpaper and a folding screen. Each item in this group bears the phrase “Souvenir from Rome,” except for the star-shaped ashtray that shows the GG script instead. The new marbling pattern demonstrates the dedication and mastery of artisanal techniques that define Gucci Décor, with every piece in the collection 100% made in Italy.
Although the Gucci Décor Collection is seasonal, there is a consistency to a seemingly wild approach – the thorough use of house motifs and patterns, unusual combinations of colours and imagery resonates with every piece. The result is an unlikely coherence as these objects seem related. Homeowners may add to their past Gucci Décor purchases with the new items and trust that there will be a seamless interconnection with every piece.
On the runway front, Gucci has also released more editions for its iconic 1955 Horsebit range. The house has a long history of equestrian-inspired designs. For the Spring-Summer 2020 collection, the brand’s creative director Alessandro Michele has broadened the range of Gucci 1955 Horsebit bags. The most enticing newcomer for this year is the Dome bag, available in medium and small sizes.
A practical and accessible style, the Dome bag has a detachable leather shoulder strap and a double zipper closing that runs from the top of the bag to the bottom of its sides. Carried by hand or styled over the shoulder, the bag makes a statement with its identifiable and distinctive metal Horsebit embellishment. The Gucci 1955 Horsebit Dome bag is available in a wide range of materials, in an assortment of colours. Options in basic types of leather include black, red, white, vibrant yellow and brown in the small size only. Meanwhile, the GG Supreme canvas trimmed with brown leather offers a signature charm.
Fashionistas may flock to bags bearing the mottos from the house’s Spring-Summer show. The smaller Dome bag is available in playful polka dots with orange dots on a blue base. Both bag sizes also come in different shades of precious alligator skin, ready in elegant shiny black crocodile.
(All images: Gucci)
This story first appeared in Prestige Malaysia’s November 2020 issue.