Mimosa, violet, cyclamen … These are the flowers that will sprout in spring, but they are also the colors of the bags of Spring-Summer 2021: a bouquet of it-bag all to be desired, at least as much as the arrival of summer.
Between Announcements absolute e re-editions of classics, you have to lose your mind. The fans of «New Bottega» (the new course of Bottega Veneta as it was renamed on social media after the arrival of the current creative director) will go crazy for Triangle Bag, which adds to the list of objects of desire created by the genius of Daniel Lee.
Nostalgic women will find – or rather they will find again – the Balloon Bag of Marni, reinterpreted by the creative director Francesco Risso with a new spirit, rooted in the present. While the stud lovers of Valentino, they will love the new bags Roman Stud – homage to the rustication of Roman palaces and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s latest interpretation of the Rockstud family with a view to re-meaning the Maison’s codes
They don’t even disappoint Jonathan Anderson – with the Flamenco of Loewe, in many different versions in pastel colors; Hedi Slimane who creates, among others, the Sulky per Celine, beautiful enough to make you forget the accent on “e” lost in 2018 but still regretted by many; and Alessandro Michele for Gucci, whose ever greater commitment to sustainability translates into new ones “organic” versions of the brand’s cult models.
Among the novelties of emerging brands (now entered the radar of anyone who loves fashion in general and bags in particular), the very soft Cush Bag of By Far – in the peony pink variant, of course – and the Soft Lady Bag of Mansur Gavriel, version slouchy of the Lady Bag which this year celebrates 5 years.
In short, they can be traced desire for softness and a certain propensity to use pastel colours, able to subvert any wardrobe – but there is no shortage of timeless black and leather, safe investments also for the seasons to come.
But there is something that unites them all, the new Spring-Summer bags, and it is that longing for freedom that are able to inspire us, that desire to come out into the open, to re-emerge from the comfort zone in which we have had to hole up in recent months. And the right to finally show off that new and beautiful bag.