Harper's Bazaar March 2016 - Page 48

STYLE Bazaar “The Gucci pearl-heeled loafer is already in high demand,” says Natalie Kingham, buying director at matchesfashion.com. “Over the past few seasons, we’ve noticed a shift towards block heels. It started with boots, and now has moved onto other styles.” The shoe, worn with the back squished in, is just one of the retro touches that is beginning to define Gucci under Alessandro Michele. “I was most excited about him taking over the helm at Gucci,” adds Kingham. “He has brought an eclectic edge to the luxury house. I love the cool, wearable aesthetic of the collection that can be easily mixed with your existing wardrobe. We really invested in the buy this season, and it is already selling out fast.” ä Gucci shoes, price upon request. 10 THINGS WE LOVE The best of trends, accessories, and transformations in fashion this Spring 2016 48 DON PENNY/STUDIO D PEARLY GAITS