The Baroque era is making a comeback, and it’s all thanks to Alessandro Michele. Frida Giannini’s ex-right hand man, this Italian designer has never ceased to put Gucci and Milan at the center of a world that seems to have forgotten how much color, fabric, and a hint of improbability constitute the very essence of fashion. That’s how Michele is able to masterfully reveal colors and a contemporary energy while occasionally borrowing and modifying at the same time.
This season, he’s reinventing his creation. Gucci’s Princetown mule loafers are getting adorned with floral fabrics and embroidered motifs. In silk jacquard or on a slick leather, the figure of the snake emerges as a unique detail – Alessandro Michele’s signature, it makes an embroidered appearance on this shoe that become an icon in less than a year. The embroidery is applied to the front part of the Princetown, which is entirely lined with kangaroo leather and brought to the next level with a horsebit detailing. It’s for men that the new maestro of Italian fashion has imagined this shoe of every desire.