FrontRunners: Retro Active

    The limited-edition Gucci 1921 series (www.gucci.com) of handbags and luggage might celebrate the company’s 90th anniversary, but its Diamante print references the decade after the firm’s founding. During the mid-1930s, leather was in short supply, so Gucci wove the pattern onto luggage made from hemp. The new collection, including a $3,950 duffel bag (shown), is made of leather—not hemp—and the Diamante pattern is stamped on it.

    The new line of glasses features design details inspired by traditional typewriters…
    Along with clothing, shoes, and accessories, the new store will offer a limited-edition surfboard…
    These sunglasses were made famous in the blockbuster movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day…
    The new store offers the brand’s complete collection of men’s and women’s fine leather goods...
    Photo by Marcus Tondo
    Looser, retro-inspired suits from these top fashion houses combine comfort and class…
    Photo by Augusto Buzzeo
    The collection exemplifies his commitment to traditional Italian craftsmanship...
    Photograph by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    Gray was the freshest color on the spring-collection runways in Paris...
    Photography by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    The balmy, volcanic shores of Southern Italy have inspired a new men’s fragrance, Bulgari Aqua...
    Photograph by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    The tried-and-true boat shoe is proving to be irresistible to designers...
    Photograph by Dean Isidro, Styling by Christopher Campbell
    Every wardrobe needs a spring awakening...