Gucci's Rajah Handbag
30 November 2018

Gucci’s Rajah Handbag

For those of us in Asia, we’d be familiar with the Sanskrit-derived term Rajah, which translates into “prince”, or “King”. But, if you’re expecting to see human royalty on this Gucci bag, think again. Instead, we have Alessandro Michele’s vision of a King; one that is from the animal kingdom. But nope, it ain’t the lion, who’s also been nicknamed as “king of the jungle” because that would makes things super predictable, and if that’s something Michele isn’t. So who does he envision his “king” to be? Well, it’s none other than another feline, the tiger.

Gucci Rajah Shoulder Bag Envelope Style

Gucci Rajah Top Handle Bag Cruise 19

Graceful, agile, and regal, the tiger’s head with its mouth open as if it’s roaring, right below the bi-colour interlocking GG horsebit, is the central focal point of this handbag. Crafted in metal with coloured enamel details and accented with sparkling crystals, the tiger is front and centre on a vast collection of unstructured suede totes with contrast leather trims and chain straps, as well as a top handle version in bamboo, as well as an envelope-styled polished leather shoulder bag in white, black, forest green, burgundy, or in teal crocodile.

Rawr, can you say FIERCE?  One thing’s for sure, this bag is definitely not for the faint-hearted like me cos I’m a chicken like that!


Images courtesy of Gucci