Bags are the most popular and well-known brand pieces in the luxury category. Last week, the Fashion Outside the Patterns column listed the most famous models from French brands. Now, it’s time to showcase creations from Italian brands, a country famous for working with leather.
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The market created by luxury handbags is undeniable. Except these items are hits the sales and treasury of the brands, serve as inspiration for the fast fashion. Brands like Shein and Renner usually reproduce these designs in versions that are more accessible to the general public.
Despite the fact that stylists make an effort to launch new models every season, some are repeated and become timeless. It is no coincidence that they have been renewed and acquired new forms, finishes and colors.
Below, the column presents five classic models of Italian houses. While Italy is known for its bold and daring style, classic designs are prized in the leather-loving country.
The Pouch by Bottega Veneta
The clutch model, which does not have straps, may not be the most practical and ideal for everyday use. But this small detail did not stop The Pouch bag, from the Bottega Veneta brand, from succeeding and becoming the self-bag of 2019.
Englishman Daniel Lee was responsible for the modernization of Bottega Veneta. Its “creative management” stood out for mixing classic symbols of the Italian brand with updated designs. The Pouch bag, for example, was a big hit at intrecciatoa leather weaving technique characteristic of the brand.
Loyalty from Dolce & Gabbana
The blend of sacred elements with flowers, plants and fruits sums up the maximalist aesthetic universe of the label founded by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The Devotion bag, featuring a red heart with gold arabesque on the front, is proof of that.
According to the creative duo, the bag is “a declaration of love sealed by the ancient sacred heart, which becomes a precious accessory of desire.” The devotion won over the Brazilians and the brand even launched exclusive models of the piece here in the country.
Baguette by Fendi
It is impossible to talk about successful bags and not mention the Baguette, which is considered the first self-bag of history. The model launched in 1997 by Silvia Venturi Fendi, heir to the company, was the first to have a waiting list in the luxury market, such was its success.
With a short handle that made the body of the bag stay under the arm, it was reminiscent of the baguette bread carried by the French. He wooed actress Sarah Jessica Parker and became a hit after appearing in it looks Carrie Bradshaw, the actress’ character in Sex and the City.
Dionysus by Gucci
The Dionysus model is a historic milestone in the Gucci accessories line. That’s because it was the first bag created by Alessandro Michele for the brand, in 2015. The stylist left the creative direction of the house in 2022, ending a trajectory of success and success.
The name chosen has a reason: the idea was to create a bag with a “Greek chic” aesthetic. The classic version of the piece appears on the monogram, with suede detailing, and a snake-shaped metal buckle.
Owner of a large portfolio of bags, Prada has several iconic models such as the Re-Nylon shoulder bag and the Cahier. But one in particular, created in 2007, has acquired timeless status: the Galleria.
The piece was named as a tribute to Prada’s historic headquarters in Milan, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. It is ideal for everyday use, as it holds many items, and has a sober and elegant design. It is even the gateway for many people to the universe of luxury handbags.
Although designer bags are not accessible to everyone, it is interesting to know the history and power of their designs. Knowing which aesthetics survive fads and trends can help you shop for durable, timeless pieces.