As the warmth of the Italian summer approaches, Gucci unveils a new collection, Gucci Lido—"Lido" referring to luxurious beach resorts that are plenty on the Italian coastline. The summer-ready collection pays homage to the enchanting allure of coastal living, capturing the essence of sun-kissed days and effortless, carefree moments of the season. 

The Gucci Lido campaign sees creative director Sabato De Sarno teaming up with photographer Anthony Seklaoui to capture themes of escapism and spontaneity. From swimwear to breezy resortwear, the collection offers a range of pieces that seamlessly blends luxury with comfort—the makings of a perfect summer wardrobe.

The Gucci Jackie and GG Marmont bags are refreshed in straw-effect raffia and canvas for a more laid-back aesthetic while easily set to become a summer essential. Neon-hued trims add a playful spin on the classic GG canvas that range from small accessories such as cardholders to duffel bags and luggage. And to complete the Lido aesthetic, pieces dressed in neoprene and finished with cable trims take on a more literal approach.

To bring the Gucci Lido experience to life, Gucci has erected a pop-up (the only one in the world) at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Located right outside the Gucci boutique on the first floor, the pop-up showcases the full range of clothing and accessories from the collection, as well as a number of exclusives.

The Gucci Lido pop-up is located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Level 1 Grand Colonnade South until 19 May 2024.

There’s no mistaking the distinct Cannage pattern on the Dior Charm bag introduced in Dior Men’s Summer 2024 collection where the motif is renewed in various fashion.

The answer: seemingly limitless. The Dior Men Charm bag is the latest of artistic director Kim Jones’ contemporary take on Dior’s storied heritage.

Familiar motifs have taken on new forms before. We saw how Jones supercharged renewed interest in the classic Saddle bag by reimagining it with a Matthew M Williams-designed buckle. Jones also introduced sneakers into the house’s design vocabulary by featuring either the Dior Oblique or in the case of the B30, a streamlined, sporty CD logo. This time, Jones has taken things up a few notches by combining two.

For a start, the Dior Charm bag features a clasp adapted from the hardware of the iconic Lady Dior in the house’s women’s universe. While the original motif consists of connected letters, D, I, O and R (of course), as mobile charms in a calculated arrangement, the Dior Charm of the men’s universe is rendered as a single plaque fashioned from the same characters, with the ‘O’ as the base. It sports an antique silver finish for a grittier look that distinguishes itself from that of the Lady Dior.

Dior Charm Crossbody bag, DIOR MEN

But the immediate defining characteristic of the Dior Charm bag is the Cannage motif that completely envelopes the piece. The Cannage Cosmo leather—first introduced by Jones in Summer 2023—is a slightly blown-up version of the original Cannage and translated as a whole laser-cut cage stitched onto smooth calfskin. A true testament to the skills of the Dior artisans, the topstitching is thoroughly precise and serves to enhance the encasement of the motif. In the Dior Charm’s grey and black iterations, they’re subtle and sleek; the Cannage is decidedly bold in the cognac colourway, especially against the antique silver-finish hardware.

Jones is no stranger to referencing the house’s women’s universe and transmuting these references into what would later become key motifs of Dior Men. The Dior Charm is one of those once-in-a-lifetime lightbulb moments that seem so obvious now that it’s been realised. Having it as part of a new bag like the aptly named Dior Charm bag and then combining it with an equally iconic motif like the Cannage (but once again, reworked) is genius.


The past is often revisited in luxury fashion, especially when a great deal of history and heritage are involved. But sometimes, the past whispers fresh ideas, and Jones is the reigning master of listening to them.

There's a George Carlin joke, about how we tend to have too much stuff. The things that matter to you; the knick-knacks you've accrued in your life, they are stored in your house. As Carlin would say, "A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it." But when you travel, "you gotta take a smaller version of your house." That, mes amis, would be your luggage. But not any old baggage; it has to be one that suits you—and aren't we all unique snowflakes in a diverse world?

Lipault Paris, a brand that's the embodiment of positivity and unbridled inhibition. They are the silent companions, that steadfast porters. No matter where you go, no matter who you are, there is a Lipault Paris bag for you.

We just have to figure out which one. Let us help.

The Creative

Clockwise from left: Bracelet, ÉLIOU. Jeans, LOEWE. Tabi lace-ups, MAISON MARGIELA. Shirt, BODE. AirPods Max, APPLE

There’s no doubt that the Plume range is classic—but not at all boring. Sleek lines and padded handles signature to the brand sign to the very penchant for intuitive travel. The quietly unconventional models lack no original standard, surpassing a thoughtfully equipped TSA lock by undergoing seven tests to ensure quality akin to its Samsonite Group level. These life explorers satisfy self-expression and a keen eye for detail through timeless nuances, from personalised tags to luggage-pairing with any smart-sleeve Lipault item. Crafted in minimalist vision yet arrayed with the freedom of colours, the urban chameleons harmonise with any silhouette. Here, imagination is an unbridled statement—pick a colour that reflects your creative spirit and conquer the world.

The Business Traveller

Clockwise from left: MacBook Air, APPLE. Blazer, BRUNELLO CUCINELLI. Pen, MONTBLANC. Tie, TOM FORD. Santos de Cartier Automatic Chronograph, CARTIER

The 24H Bag is the perfect sidekick for the fast-paced company man. Consider it as a modern briefcase primed to match an evolving workplace that would now be anything from the corporate address, the airport, a suite, or the makeshift beachfront office while allegedly working from home. The mobile carrier easily complements one constantly on the move. Where career becomes lifestyle, versatility is not up for compromise. The modern design features a main compartment that's organised into four pockets, and efficiently delivers on all tasks in 100 per cent recycled PET outer fabric and interior lining. Pro tip: pack in business essentials in the 24H Bag as a carry-on, drop-off your main luggage at the hotel concierge, and head off for meetings without missing a beat.

The Weekender

Clockwise from left: Packable tote bag, BEYOND THE VINES. Shirt, GUCCI. Sneakers, NIKE. Shorts, LORO PIANA. Skincare set, GRAIL

Like an emergency pack to dispel life’s routine monotony, the City Plume Weekender exists ready to accommodate last-minute adventures. With large pockets to encompass any destination and quick accessibility for a speedy getaway, this go-to kit breezes past conveyor belts straight out of custom gates. Suffice for the spontaneity is its reinforced twill nylon or polyurethane construct with a matte rubber finish—two strong, water-repellent fabrics that are simultaneously soft enough to maximise packing space. With a smooth shoe change made possible on its right side, no other travel buddy would be quite as flexible as the short jaunt’s itinerary.

The Family Guy

Clockwise from left: Sunglasses, OLIVER PEOPLES. Plush toy, HERMÈS. SL2 camera, LEICA. Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Chronograph, PATEK PHILIPPE. Mules, VALENTINO GARAVANI

Devoted, dependable, and a-dad-ptable, the Foldable Cabin Duffle is dedicated to the needs of the clan. The roomy piece is great for both storage and handling, transforming from a flat compact into functional baggage on two wheels in a snap. Arguably better than a backpack, the space saver effortlessly slides below the bed, over the wardrobe and even under a plane seat in compliance with airline regulations. This practical marvel comes with a sizable capacity to house items for the little or not-so-little ones, as well as a tailor-made cover to protect its portable form. Bad dad puns not included.

The E-Gamer

Clockwise from left: Powerstation Pro AC, MOPHIE. PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED wireless gaming headset, LOGITECH. Cap, COS. Hoodie, HUGO. Razer Blade 17 laptop, RAZER

No better gear suited to the swift reflexes of virtual life than the Lost in Berlin Travel Backpack. Organised with smart compartments and an included packing cube, the lightweight bag is engineered with a laptop compartment that'll snugly fit a 17-incher. It is a lean, mean vehicle for various possessions, further enhanced with adjustable bandwidth at its peak. It is a coordinated team player, optimised for the mechanics of physical and digital realities. Taking inspiration from the underground, industrial mood of the Lost in Berlin collection, this is one style manoeuvre that’s not complex to execute. If anything, it’s only clever strategy.

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