Gucci bags a Greek myth

Distinguished by a striking double tiger-head closure, the new Dionysus Bag from Gucci is quickly finding fans across the world.

The Dionysus Bag is now available across all Gucci stores in India. A part of the Fall Winter 2015 Collection, the bag has been spotted on the arms of celebrities like Salma Hayek and Korean actor Gianna Jun. Distinguished by the double tiger-head closure, the detail is also the reason behind the bag’s name. The Greek god Dionysus is said to have transformed into a tiger and carried a young nymph across a river, which since then came to be known as Tigris. The design of the Dionysus Bag is inspired from this mythological moment.

The Dionysus Bag is available in a variety of materials – suede, python and crocodile – and features the distinct GG Supreme print, a contemporary take on the Gucci G motif. An interesting version is one with a bee hand-embroidered on the bag. It is apparently created using an exclusive technique with thin strips of brass wrapped in silk thread.

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