Sponsored Content: We’re looking to Venice for sartorial pointers this season.

Cruise collections are always a bit of fun —there’s something about the idea of hitting the high seas that gives designers license to mix it up a bit.

Italian accessories brand Furla are one of our favourite examples of that this season. With lively, unexpected prints and bold colours, each Furla bag is a complete outfit-maker.

Maybe you didn’t realise you needed a toucan-print handbag until now, but let us assure you, it’s necessary.

Even cooler? The Furla team were inspired by the unique architecture of Venice. It makes sense that a cruise collection would come along via one of our top holiday destinations.


Two distinct design sensibilities run throughout the collection—one inspired by the brightly hued homes of Burano, an island in Venice. Think mirrored, kaleidoscopic patterns and candy colours.

The other, inspired by the interior architecture of Venice, is more about black, gold and red, with references to mosaics, tapestries and frescoes.

Both are full of that Italian sense of style that we’re all always striving for. Scroll through the gallery above for some of the collection’s highlights.

Furla’s 2018 cruise collection is out this month, and you can find it at the brand’s stores in The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif.

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