Milan Fashion Week is an important one for the fashion calendar and it’s true what they say. What isn’t in Milan is definitely not worth knowing and this certainly was the case for Gucci. The fashion house has been struggling under its former head Frida Giannini who has been in control since 2006. Frida and the label’s chief executive Patrizio di Marco were scheduled to leave the brand this year. Di Marco’s departure was set for January 1 but Frida’s was set for slightly later.
However, It seems Frida has left the building earlier than expected and with her departure, leaves an incredible opportunity for none other than Tom Ford to take the helm again. Ford who headed the operation in the 1990’s was responsible for turning the brand into a luxury conglomerate, The Gucci Group. He oversaw the purchase of several recognised brands including Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen. This was before the company was taken over by an investment firm which was then take over by its current owner Kering. We look forward to Ford turning the brand into the envy of the world once more.