After weeks of speculations and names dropping, Gucci seems to have finally agreed on their new creative director. According to Bloomberg, the prize ticket went to Alessandro Michele, the name we may not yet be familiar with per se, but will need to learn as the 42-year old designer has just debuted his first menswear collection for the brand offering a totally new, young and fresh version for Gucci - the full concept overhaul that only took him just over a week to achieve.
Sources confirmed that Francois-Henri Pinaoult, the Kering SA's CEO, who attended the show on Monday, has approved the appointment of the new designer.
Alessandro Michele joined the team at Gucci in 2002. In 2011 he was named Frida Giannini's associate directly responsible for the leather goods, shoes, jewellery and homeware. In September 2014 Michele was also name creative directory of the Gucci-owned porcelain brand, Richard Ginori.