The creative heads at Gucci have decided to look back through their iconic archves to rediscover their exclusive fabric design, 'Diamante Canvas' for their new accessories line. Created in the mid 1930s, the diamond pattern was first woven onto hemp and used on luggage as one of Gucci’s innovative solutions to pre-war leather shortages.
The distinctive criss-cross pattern, connecting small diamonds in dark brown on a tan background became the Florentine House's first signature print. Though used throughout the 1950s, the Diamante Canvas was largely unused until Creative Director Frida Giannini rediscovered it in the Gucci archives. This elegant signature pattern has now made its way to a limited collection of Gucci pieces ranging from handbags and shoes to small leather goods.