The Web’s bold red
and green stripe a signifier of Gucci’s strong equestrian roots, takes its
inspiration from the canvas girth strap used to hold saddles firmly in place on
a horse’s back. From a Tuscan tradition into the world of luxury, the Web’s
distinctive stripe was first developed in the Fifties, and instantly became the
hallmark of a cultured club of well-traveled connoisseurs.
rich history, the Web’s globally recognized bold stripe has played a starring
role in a plethora of products such as the centerpiece of a Jackie O bag, on
the strap of a weekend tote and the base upon which the horse bit was placed on
a classic Gucci loafer.
Fast forward to today
and under Frida Giannini’s creative direction, the Web’s stripes are rendered
in various contrasting colors, materials and sizes throughout Gucci collections,
visually linking the House’s storied past with today’s edgy equestrian aesthetic.