Under the direction of Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s rise to the height of the fashion universe has been positively stratospheric. Combining the rich heritage of the Italian House with an eclectic feel for the contemporary, its take on men’s footwear spans styles from the more traditional – think leather sandals with the iconic Web stripe detailing – to trend-led creations, such as logo-adorned flip flops and chunky slides. Looking to twin with your partner? The House’s collection of women’s shoes abounds with feminine versions of your favourite silhouettes.
From the horsebit signature – first masterminded in 1953 – to iterations adorned with the Web Stripe, Gucci loafers are unwavering in their appeal. Nowadays, you’ll find various iterations of that jet-set blueprint, with unisex silhouettes running the gamut from the ubiquitous Princetown slippers to the chunky sole of Django. Start classic and work your way up; the possibilities are endless.
Gucci’s exploration of duality – modelled exclusively by twins on the Spring/Summer 2023 runway – becomes a statement of individuality, playing with the idea that the same clothes emanate different qualities dependent on their wearer. Delve into the House’s affinity for the element of surprise with embellishment, House codes and layered prints aplenty.
To own a Gucci bag (heirloom or new season) is to be a member of a unique and global club, endorsed by celebrities and accessories aficionados alike. Au courant creations – Ophidia, Dionysus, Blondie – share their stage with archival motifs and insignia, from the GG Supreme monogrammed canvas to the signature horsebit and lock hardware.
When each creation is as beautiful as the last, it’s impossible not to collect the full line-up of Gucci Beauty icons. Start with the colour-rich range of lipsticks, diverse foundation shades and flawless compact powders in vintage-inspired cases before moving onto colour-pop nail varnishes, blush and eyeshadow palettes.