Gucci has chosen a new designer after a recent shake-up at the Italian design house. There has been speculations about big names of who could take over as Gucci’s Creative Director, after Frida Gianni, the current designer stepped down. The speculations were put to rest as today it was reported that deputy and head accessories designer Alessandro Michele will take over the reins at Gucci.
Alessandro Michele studied in Rome at the Accademia di Costume e di Moda and joined the Gucci design team in 2002 and was promoted as Giannini’s deputy in 2011 and took over the Gucci leather goods, shoes, jewelry and home collections.
After a considered and thorough selection process, Alessandro Michele has been chosen to assume the role as Gucci creative director
said Marco Bizzarri, president and chief executive officer of Gucci. The first collection for Michele will be the Gucci women’s fall/winter 2015/16 season in Milan on Feb. 25.