Working off the strength of the men’s collection, Michele swiftly steered the label in a new direction following Frida Giannini’s abrupt departure. Today’s show was a clear continuation of the geekier (and a touch Miu Miu-esque) Gucci girl, with this new style direction extending down to the shoes.
The designer sent down the runway a series of furry horsebit loafers, the same style that was shown at the fall men’s show.
Combining heritage with newfound irreverence (not Giannini’s forte), the footwear will likely be a retail hit and help the house’s flatlining sales. Meanwhile, strappy, low-heeled ballerinas were decidedly more gamine than is expected at Gucci.
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