Italian bicycle manufacturer Bianchi designed this bike helmet exclusively for Gucci. The design is stylish and comfortable and features Gucci’s black with green, red and green signature web detail. The polycarbonate shell is lightweight but extremely durable, delivering the best of both worlds alongside other fine details such as the mirrored visor and leather straps.
Gucci recently commissioned James Franco to play the lead in their Fall 2011 ad campaign for their exclusive Made To Measure Service. The campaign, entitled “All the world’s a stage,” sheds light on the personalized, luxury sartorial offering. It was shot at Rome’s Cinecittà by French photographer Nathaniel Goldberg with the art direction of creative agency REM and features Franco in a film studio and on a set in a selection of custom MTM suits.
The range of exclusive, top-quality materials includes nearly 82 textiles which allow for 178 possible combinations of colors and fabrics – wool, cashmere and mohair in classic shades of gray, navy blue, and brown, alongside silk satin, velvet and baby lama for evening, with Diamante embroidery and jacquards featuring the House’s iconic horsebit in tone-on-tone combinations.
The hardest thing to find on the market is a bag that matches your personality and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be intrigued by this calf leather carryall from Gucci. The tan finish coupled with fine details like buckle lock and bamboo handle make it a timeless piece that will be usable today and decades from now. The bag’s quite functional as well as it features two smaller document compartments and a zipped main compartment which zips open fully.
Gucci has this leather shirt case that we’re really digging. It’s one of those accessories you thought you didn’t need until you came across it, but now you won’t be able to travel without one. It’s designed to keep your shirts in order and ready to go and will be perfect for your next weekend getaway where luggage space is limited. It measures in at 10″ x 15″, so it’s definitely as portable as it is refined.
Italian label Gucci celebrates their 90th anniversary with the release of their “1921 Collection”. The capsule collection utilizes calf leather and suede for a majority of its pieces and features handmade goods including loafers, jackets and accessories such as belts, wallets and bags. These pieces feature a unique finish which pays homage to Gucci’s trademark as a leather goods manufacturer.
The iconic Gucci loafer is offered this summer in tan leather with a green and red web insert as well as full leather lining. The Italian construction of these shoes has been highlighted before and with good reason. The time dedicated to making each and every shoe is immense and this shows in the final result. MR PORTER has this shoe in black as well.
Michael over at A Continuous Lean has started a new segment titled “The ACL Made in Italy Tour” and the first piece covers the Gucci loafer, one of the most iconic shoes known to man. MW goes to the outskirts of Florence to the factory where it all takes place, giving us a look into the loafer-making process. The inside is opposite of what you’d expect and Michael puts it best — “It is the perfect marriage of technology and traditional craft with a seasoned group of shoemakers, sewers and cutters all under one roof.” The tools are old school but the space is so well-organized and the process, well, it’s as efficient as can be for a shoe so timeless.
Head over to ACL to read the full story.
With Gucci’s traveling ICON-TEMPORARY sneaker store with Mark Ronson officially open, the fashion house has also decided to launch an iPhone app that covers more than just fashion. The app allows the user to access exclusive Gucci products, unique playlists, videos, fashion shows, news, events, latest collections, store listings and the ability to mix their own music.
The Mark Ronson collaboration is now open at 43 Crosby Street in NYC but will appear in Miami on December 1st and in London and Tokyo some time in 2010. Gucci iPhone App screenshots after the jump. (more…)