Since Alessandro Michele was appointed creative director in January 2015, he has completely reinvented Gucci. Gone is the high-octane sex appeal that Michele’s predecessor Frida Giannini followed on from Tom Ford in the ‘90s. In its place are dream-like scenarios, romantic and eclectic vintage finds and gender-fluid individuality, complete with oversized sunglasses. Starting with bringing bookish spectacles to the runway, Michele’s sunglasses have begun to define his creative vision. Signature codes brought to the Italian fashion house, founded by Guccio Gucci in 1921, are kept. These include: the founder’s GG initials, Flora from the scarf created for Princess Grace of Monaco and Bamboo, Horsebit and Webbing harking back to its equestrian heritage. Under Michele’s direction, and representing excellence in Italian craftsmanship, Gucci sunglasses are a desirable accessory.