To celebrate the summer, the Italian fashion brand Gucci imagined a pair of sandals inspired by one of its flagship leather models, the Bamboo bag. The brand revealed in June simple yet refined shoes.
Gucci’s Coraline sandals
Answering demands, Gucci’s artistic director, Frida Giannini, imagined a pair of simple and elegant sandals. To create this new model the Italian brand drew its inspiration from one of its iconic bags, the Bamboo.
With black calf leather soles and a thin strip covering the length of the wearer’s feet, the sandals are attached around the ankle by a delicate strip adorned with a metal piece.
Taking the form of bamboo stems, unique particularity of the brand’s iconic bags, the sandal’s gold ornament dresses the feet like an ankle bracelet.
Coraline, tribute to Gucci’s Bamboo bag
Named Coraline, the sandals imagined by Gucci’s current artistic director were inspired by one of the brand’s famed leather bags, the Bamboo.
Created in 1947 in answer to a leather shortage by Aldo, Ugo, Vasco and Rodolfo, Guccio Gucci’s sons, the Italian brands founder, the accessory was manufactured in an extremely thin wild boar skin with concave handles similar to a bamboo stem.
Brand’s iconic model, the bag is the product of a traditional manufacture taking no less than 13 hours of manual work.
The Coraline sandals inspired by the Bambbo bag are available on Gucci’s e-shop for 430 euros.