Filed under: - Jo, - Sarah, Desirables, Off the Racks | Tags: Bags, Bamboo, Gucci, Showcase
Displayed beautifully on pristine shelves of the newly opened Gucci boutique at Marina Bay Sands, it seems almost surreal to fathom that the iconic Bamboo Bag was birthed from a deftly combination of Florentine innovation and war-times shortages of World War II some 63 years ago.
The New Bamboo retains much of it’s heritage, requiring some 140-something (I think) individual pieces and 14 hours to be lovingly stitched together. This excludes time taken to cut each leather piece and time taken to mold and heat the bamboo to its distinctive flame-charred colouration.
Intricate details such as inter-woven leather knots (above) and bamboo embellished leather tassels can be found on the bags and can also be found as subtle but makes-all-the-difference design elements on other items in Gucci’s product range.
Paying homage to 63 years of history, the Bamboo Retrospective Exhibition, Very Important Bags (VIBs) from the Gucci archives have been flown in specially for this exhibition.
We got a chance to meet Jeanette Aw at the exhibition. Thank you Bagaholicboy for the photo (:
The Bamboo Retrospective Exhibition will be at
Marina Bay Sands – 30 October to 4 November 2010
Paragon – 12 November to 21 November 2010
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