Gucci Paravanda Collection: Available in March

I have always thought that Frida Giannini carries herself with incredible panache and style, so I was happy to hear that, in celebrating of Gucci's Paragon flagship store that opened last week, the Singapore Tourism Board, in association with the Singapore Botanic Gardens, has bestowed upon the brand's creative director the "Paravanda Frida" orchid. Never one to rest of her laurels, however, Giannini has, in return, designed a special collection of exclusive items with 100% of proceeds benefitting the Mainly I Love Kids (MILK) charity inspired by said flower.

Available in March, the collection, available only in Singapore (sorry folks!) comprises a special Boston bag (of which 78 were made at approximately $903 US dollars) in white GG coated canvas featuring a hand painted version of the Paravanda Frida motif with the iconic Gucci web in pink and white and Gucci logo (meanwhile, 10 were made of a version with white crocodile handles); a wristlet in white GG coated canvas featuring a hand painted version of the Paravanda Frida motif and a cotton T-shirt featuring the Paravanda Frida motif styled in gray for men and white for women. The Boston bag is a classic Gucci shape--their equivalent to Louis Vuitton's Speedy, you could say--and the one bag that's been reinterpreted in countless versions and for a host of special occasions. All the bags in the special edition series have unique serial numbers embossed inside. 


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