Creative director Frida Giannini left Gucci earlier than expected and will no longer be taking her final bow at the Autumn/Winter ’15 shows. Instead, her successor, Alessandro Michele, will be responsible for all of Gucci’s collections and global brand image. Michele comes to the job with over 12 years of experience at the Gucci design studio within various roles. “Alessandro Michele has both the qualities and the vision necessary to bring a new contemporary perspective to Gucci and lead the brand into an exciting new creative chapter of its history,” says François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of Kering. “The Gucci Men’s Autumn/Winter ’15 collection presented on January 19, which was realised thanks to a remarkable collaboration between the men’s design and production teams, is a clear indication that the brand is ready to take a new direction,” adds Marco Bizzari, president and CEO of Gucci.
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Gucci Spring/ Summer ’15