Gucci is pleased to introduce the Soft Stirrup bag, a supple interpretation of the House's distinctive stirrup-shaped handbag. Featuring a spur as hardware, this new classic echoes Gucci's riding heritage while complementing Creative Director Frida Giannini's romantic and eclectic Prefall 2012 collection.
Inspired by a rigid frame style from 1975, this new design boasts a highly functional, deconstructed shape. Large and medium sizes make for a light and spacious shoulder bag, perfect to carry all day long. With this contemporary soft silhouette, casual attitude meets refined appeal.
The iconic spur detail embellishes the top closure of the bag and smaller spurs decorate the handles, with finishes that range from brass to antique silver and light gold. An intense and sophisticated color palette includes black, light grey, medium brown, deep carmine, cocoa and marron glacée, true to the warm feeling of the collection.
The Soft Stirrup bag is available in luxurious materials such as washed calfskin and nubuck, both lined in either natural GG linen or leather, as well as exotic skins like python, ostrich and crocodile, all with suede lining. The precious skins are the result of traditional manual techniques, put into practice by Gucci's master artisans to further enhance the plush textures. The crocodile proves extremely soft and natural thanks to the application of special oils, while the aged yet shiny look of the python is the outcome of a multi-ironing process and other manual treatments.
The new Soft Stirrup bag is a symbol of Gucci's impeccable and timeless craftsmanship. A discreet and sophisticated accessory to
wear forever, this shoulder bag embodies the House's duality of tradition and innovation.