Once again, Gucci is a hit-or-miss.... the stuff is starting to head toward miss with the new accessories designer. I was pleasantly surprised when looking at the shoes, but some of these handbags are beyond horrible. I can see where the happy floral inspirations and exotic leathers would appeal to some people, but that's just not me at all. If I see one more spread in Elle or Vogue about Crocodile/Snakeskin/Alligator bags that is shot in the sand with grass, I'll puke. Even the SS05 monogram bags leave a lot to be desired - and what's with the drawstring sacks?
I love the colors of these velvet bags, but then they added all the studs and the tortoise buckles and made it very tacky looking. They would have been perfect with a simple brown leather trim.
And then there were two evening bags that were kind of pretty...
Other then that it was a case of two extremes, either extremely overdone and overdecorated or extremely average. Very disappointed by the accessories this season overall. There aren't a whole lot of pieces that I loved in the collection and that's a first for Gucci.
You need to move fashion forward when there's a reason to move fashion forward - Tom Ford
those bags look so vintage, but in a rather cheap way....i do like some pieces, like the one posted by brian, but the rest is just not really appealing to me.
but maybe they look better in reality, i'll have to see....