Up until 2014 when Alessandro Michele took the reigns as the new creative director of Gucci, the label had lost some of its luster in recent times (aka: post the reign of Tom Ford). Sure, they had maintained a luxury status due to their monogram and the loyal customer base, but essentially, it just hadn’t kept up with the ever changing world of fashion.
Alessandro Michele walking the runway at Gucci’s Autumn/Winter 2016 show
Enough lingering on the past. The point being, is that Alessandro Michele is a freaking genius, and he’s dolled up the fashion house real pretty since coming into office. After his first Gucci presentation in February last year he said, “It’s been 20 years since Tom worked his magic at Gucci. The world is completely different. What women want is completely different.” Amen.
After their fashion-forward September catwalk show last season, they became Net-a-Porter’s second best-selling brand. Naturally, the shoes have become a game-changer once again, with sky-high platforms, and enough studs to officially dub them a lethal weapon. See the almost-sold out (albeit still in pre-order) Malin Spiked Leather Sandals below, with the signature Gucci colors, and adorned with dangerously alluring details. Style these sandals with a boxy skirt and geek-chic details to balance out the look.
Gucci Malin Spiked Leather Sandals, $1,500, via Saks
What do you think of these sandals? How would you style them?