A tour of the world: The Gucci Dionysus City bags

A tour of the world: The Gucci Dionysus City bags

Gucci globetrotters

Text: Andrea Sim

The Italian house releases special editions of the Dionysus dedicated to the world's top cities

Following the release of the Gucci Dionysus Milan bag last month, eight more versions celebrating the vibrant cities of London, Paris, Tokyo, Rome, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York and Dubai have just been revealed.

Dionysus Milan bag

Each incarnation bears motifs representative of the city's trademarks and energy, fused with interpretations of the trompe l'oeil detailing from the house's spring/summer 2016 runway. Sequins delightfully appliquéd in the form of bows and ruffled skirting are a playful contrast to pineapples and starfish finished in elegant beading, all topped off by Alessandro Michele's distinctive animal embroidery on the GG Supreme print.

Coming from a designer that's on a quest to redefine the Gucci girl, these limited edition bags are more than just 'It' arm candy — they represent a new era that Michele is so expertly carving out for himself and the brand. So, what could be better than being part of the exciting new chapter and walking away with a gorgeous bag to tote? Hear, hear.

The Gucci Dionysus City bags are now available at Gucci boutiques in respective cities.