Alessandro Michele’s previous Gucci show may have been relatively light on handbags, but based on the brand’s Spring 2016 runway in Milan earlier this week, that’s not the new creative director’s preference all the time. For the upcoming season, the Gucci Dionysus, among others, are getting a remixed look with lots of extra details.
The bags, including some brand new shapes, had an overall ladylike bent, with lots of structure and a newly introduced top-handle version of the Dionysus. That’s where the traditionalism ends, though; most of the bags are done up in embroidery, webbing, Cuban link chains, beading, sequins, painted prints and exotic textures. Shrinking violets, they are now.
There were a few designs that tended toward a more classic look, but on the whole, the Spring 2016 Gucci girl is looking to turn most of the old rules on their heads. Check out the full collection below.