A dab hand at reinventing the classics, this season sees Alessandro Michele turn his hands to the iconic Gucci Jordaan loafer with spectacular results. Offering a slimmer silhouette than the old-school Horsebit loafers, this pair is crafted in Italy to an almond-toe shape with a small-stacked heel and features a signature antiqued gold-tone metal Horsebit detail at the vamp. Style them with everything from stonewash denim to classy tailored looks, they’re pretty hard grafters.
- COLOUR: Red
- COMPOSITION: Leather.
- COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
- Almond toe, small stacked heel
- Antiqued gold-tone metal Horsebit front feature
- Caramel-brown leather insole and lining
- Sand-brown leather sole
- Slip on
- Fits large to size, take a half size smaller
- Perfect for those with a narrow foot
- 10mm heel
Despite being an industry built on change, fashion enjoys the status quo, and oftentimes, things can seem rather too predictable within the hidebound confines of the fashion bubble, but on the odd occasion, there’s a breakaway from the monotony and the entire fashion covenant is turned on its head. As was the case when Alessandro Michele came along and ripped up the fashion rule book with his marvellous ‘less is bore’ approach at the venerable luxury house of Gucci. A law unto himself, Alessandro Michele has reset the style agenda and shifted the taste level with an aesthetic that flies in the face of every fashion convention once thought sacrosanct. In other words, Alessandro Michele exists at a remove from the mores of the establishment, and instead, resides in a whole new world of his own conjuring obscure worlds, arcane references, and convoluted catwalks in a steady continuum of collections that only get curiouser and curiouser as the seasons progress. Which is precisely why his vision is so seductive. The new Gucci is about individuality, self-expression, having 'the freedom to choose who you are, beyond what has already been dictated' and giving you an incredibly beautiful wardrobe to do so. It’s an audacious proposition, where relics of the past merge with conceptions of the future, gender lines are blurred, and trends are positively nonexistent resulting in an endless cornucopia of delights with which to make your own: there’s ethereal patchwork jacquard evening gowns straight out of a Madame Lebrun painting, dazzling platform pumps embellished with baroque crystals and glimmering gobstopper pearls, offbeat tailoring for the dandified pretty boys, as well as punk-inspired beat-up leather biker jackets with the phrase ‘L’Aveugle Par Amour’ (blinded by love) scrawled across the back and bleached-out denim with artful graffiti scribbles allover them, which sit just as nicely beside a pair of classic Gucci Jordaan loafers or a smart tailored reefer jacket in a way that emphasises the importance of personal style. The point is, Alessandro Michele’s Gucci is an attitude not a silhouette; an experience not an era; a state of mind not a state of dress. You might even call it a beautiful chaos.