A CLOSER LOOK INTO GUCCI’S 2015 FALL/WINTER COLLECTION, WE SAW A LOT OF FLORAL, ANDROGYNOUS, BOHEMIAN-LUXE ITEMS AND THEN CAME THE UNOBVIOUS: WERE THOSE YETI FEET WALKING ALONG THE CATWALK? OR WAS THE MODEL BEARING TWO LONG-HAIRED GUINEA PIGS TO HER FLORAL ENSEMBLE? WHAT WE KNOW FOR SURE IS THAT FUR HAS ALWAYS BEEN PRESENT AT GUCCI, BUT THE NEW CREATIVE MASTERMIND ALESSANDRO MICHELE REINVENTS THE ANIMALIC APPROACH AND STEERS AN EVEN STRONGER FOCUS TO HIS RIDICULOUSLY WARM LOAFERS AND HAIRY SHOES WITH FULL FUR INSOLES.
His furry message was first seen at the men’s show which then translated the womenswear runway for the 2015 Fall/Winter collection into this season’s latest fashion controversy. In a way the fuzzy shoe presentation reminds us of the 2013 Celine sandals and aligns with other houses such as Fendi that opted for slightly sleeker fur boots in their 2015 Fall/Winter collection. Michele, who presented his first women’s collection as the Creative Director for Gucci, makes an acclaimed inauguration into his new role by infusing a surprisingly new and above all personal take on the brand whilst remaining true to the label’s heritage.
Before taking over the legacy of Frida Giannini earlier this year, the designer was working for over a decade in Gucci’s accessory department, which might also explain his poignant focus on furry loafers for this season. The house’s fur shoes certainly represent a new ease and comfort while maintaining a fierce way of walking for every women embracing these cozy companions. But they tell us even more, namely that this Fall/Winter we will see a lot of fur in different forms. And as the saying goes: “Show me your shoes and I’ll tell you who you are”. Undoubtedly there is a new direction in the house of Gucci along with a new personality in charge that is not only a hairy shoe affaire, but a debonnaire Alessandro Michele.