Gucci Clothing Pre Autumn 2012 Campaign. Photos by Garrett Neff. Abbey Lee Kershaw, Karmen Pedaru, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Greg Nawrat and Lenz von Johnston are part of the Gucci Clothing Pre Autumn 2012 Campaign.
Gucci Store Employees Allege They Were Forced to Ask Permission Before Using Bathroom or Drinking Water. The luxury Italian fashion house has initiated an investigation into local mismanagement. WWD reports:
“The company said it has investigated the complaints and as a result has taken a number of actions, including replacing the senior management involved, as well as the assistant store manager; established a confidential communications channel between sales staff and senior management; strengthened its store management training, and reiterated its guiding principles.”
The employees filing the complaint demanded a $15,000 settlement for unpaid “overtime wages.” Gucci has “rejected the former employees’ request for compensation.”
So fashionistas are saying Gucci has gone gaudy for their men’s Spring 2009 Collection:
Milan – Gucci took off on a rock and roll tour Monday in Milan with a men’s collection where the models looked like Flower Power guitarists or arty bassists checking into a faintly louche hotel after their latest gig.
Rarely have we seen a men’s collection with so much embroidery, as Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini sewed tropical flowers on everything from torn striped jeans to white cricket boots or jacquard tuxedos.
As people have been interchanging Gucci and Gauche-i on Kitmeout for the past 2 years, it’s perhaps not the case that Gucci have gone gaudy but simply Gucci (or Gauche-i) remain gaudy!
According to The Nielsen Company’s online survey, Italian fashion giant Gucci is the most coveted luxury brand in the world. One in five consumers said they would buy Gucci products if money was not an issue, according to a survey of 25,000 online consumers in more than 48 countries. In a similar survey published two years ago, Gucci shared first place with Giorgio Armani, which has now slipped to No 4 in the current global survey, Nielsen said.
“In the past two years, Gucci has managed to maintain and even increase its brand equity in a very competitive and fickle industry,” said Patrick Dodd, Nielsen’s President of Europe in a statement. “They have achieved this by consistently embedding their core brand values in all their branded products, which range from perfume and sunglasses to accessories, jewelry, handbags and ready-to-wear.”
Gucci, which is owned by French retail company PPR SA, was turned around in the mid-1990s by former executives Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole, who made its bamboo-handled bags, horse-bit motifs and double-G logos trendy and profitable.Some of the strongest responses came from India and the United Arab Emirates, where 41 percent and 37 percent of consumers, respectively, said they would choose Gucci over 24 other labels from their own country.Consumers in North America were the least interested in luxury brands, with 35 percent saying they would not buy any luxury brands even if money were no object.
The Nielsen Company is the world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services. Headquartered in New York, USA and Haarlem, The Netherlands, Nielsen operates in more than 100 countries.
For years now both joe-public and fashionistas having been asking the question: “When will punk come back into fashion?”. Perhaps the answer is iminent as something called “POSH PUNK” is hitting the catwalks. Gucci are reputedly leading the way and their designer Frida Giannini’s big obsession this season is the sort of clothes fans of The Clash wore when they went to watch Joe Strummer sing “The Whiteman in the Hammersmith Palais.” So keep your eyes peeled for a whole new generation of Pistols, Buzzcocks, Stranglers, Banshees and The Clash but this time round they could be wearing top designer names!