January 22, 2015  —  by

Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s new creative director

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Since the Italian fashion house Gucci have ended their alliance with their previous creative director Frida Giannini after 6 years, a lot of speculations have being doing who the follow-up may be. Despite the rumors that Tom Ford would make a comeback to the brand and maybe even Ricardo Tisci (currently the creative director at Givenchy), Gucci took something they already had in their house and made something about it instead. The house took to their Instagram today (January 21) to announce that Alessandro Michele, who was the house’s head accessories designer of Gucci, as their new creative director.

Michele joined Gucci in 2002 to design the shoes, jewelry and home collections. He is also the creative director of Gucci’s porcelain brand Richard Ginori. New York times said that Michele managed to make the Fall/Winter 2015 collection for the menswear under one week wich was shown in Milan on Monday (Januray 19). His first womenswear collection for the brand will be uveiled during Milan Fashion Week next month. “After a considered and thorough selection process, Alessandro Michele has been chosen to assume the role as Gucci creative director, based upon the contemporary vision he has articulated for the brand that he will now bring to life,” said Marco Bizzarri, president and CEO of Gucci.

“Throughout its history, Gucci has always created attention and excitement through its innovative and distinctive products and collections as it has become Italy’s most renowned fashion house and one of the most iconic and prominent luxury brands in the world,” François-Henri Pinault the CEO of Kering said “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.”