All the VIP looks from the NZ launch of Gucci’s newest handbag

The guests at the launch party were equally as stylish as the new Gucci Zumi bag.

This week saw the New Zealand launch of Gucci’s latest hit handbag – the elegant and refined Zumi, inspired by a somewhat unlikely muse in LA-based punk musician Zumi Rosow.

Auckland’s Queen Street Gucci flagship store abounded with a stylish crowd, who mingled to the cool DJ beats provided by the Katayanagi twins and a poetry ode to the Zumi, read by New Zealand’s poet laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh.

The Gucci Zumi is a lesson in refined elegance with its top-handle shape and dressy colour palette, making it not only a stylish choice for 2019, but also a practical addition to your accessories catalogue long-term.

Michele has delved into the archives and resurrected two historical Gucci motifs — the interlocking ‘GG’ and horsebit hardware — to create a contemporary classic in an impressive and rare gold-and-silver colour combination. Find out more about the bag here.

See what the VIP guests wore in our gallery below:

Aki Ang.

Cassidy Morris.

Rain and China Katayanagi.

Selina Tusitala Marsh.

Ch’lita Collins.

Grace Palmer.

Juno Jung.

Chloe Hill.

Mana MacKay.

Photos: Holly Burgess