Gucci 101: The Ophidia Collection

All About The Archival Revival

Reminiscent of vintage pieces, the Ophidia Collection reimagines aspects of iconic bags from the brand’s past.

History

Debuting in the Cruise 2018 collection, the Ophidia Collection gets its name from Greek origins, like several other Gucci collections such as the Dionysus. It can be identified by the dimpled pigskin style trim, the green and red web, and GG coated canvas, which are the hallmarks of this collection. However, what distinguishes them from their vintage counterparts is the use of the updated Double G insignia that, up until this release, was reserved for the Marmont Collection.

The Collection

The Ophidia Collection is available in a plethora of silhouettes including the following:

Top Handle Bag

Round Shoulder Bag

Backpack

Bucket Bag

Carryon Duffle Bag

Boston

Shoulder Bag

Dome Shoulder Bag

Messenger Bag

Zip Shoulder Bag

Chain Shoulder Bag

Zip Pouch

Belt Bag

Phone Case

Wallet

Card Case

Soft Open Tote

Dome Top Handle Bag

Cut Out Handle Bag

Hobo

Materials And Hardware

Currently, the collection primarily features GG canvas as the main body material, which gives the line its vintage feel when paired with its primary elements. When it was clear these pieces would be sticking around, Gucci decided to expand the materials it used to include leather, suede, and various printed canvases with options of embroidery and embellishments.

Printed GG Canvas

Embroidered Suede

Printed Canvas

PVC

Interestingly, the hardware of the Ophidia Collection has changed since its inception. When it first debuted, the collection featured an enamel logo with the reimagined double G insignia, rather than the original mirrored G that adorns Gucci’s canvases. It was near identical to the original pieces save for the new GG. A couple of seasons later, the Ophidia Collection has been updated with the gold Marmont GG logo, and the enamel encapsulated version is rarely used.

Debuting Logo

Current Logo

Time will tell if this collection will remain a staple for the brand or if it will fade into the background. At the rate of its current success, we anticipate it will be sticking around for some time.

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