The Shoe Artisan Corner

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GUCCI INTRODUCES "THE SHOE ARTISAN CORNER"
BRINGING THE CRAFTSMANSHIP OF THE HOUSE’S FLORENTINE LEATHER GOODS FACTORY DIRECTLY TO ITS CLIENTELE


Since 2009, Gucci’s most skilled artisans have been travelling the world and showcasing their expertise in leather handbags through The Gucci Artisan Corner – the exclusive occasion that brings the craftsmanship of the House’s Florentine factory directly to its clientele. Now, the House’s shoe craftsmen will join the Artisan Corner to display their work on signature men’s styles and demonstrate expert techniques used in the shoe-making process. Customers can witness first hand the meticulous attention to detail and superb handwork that is involved in the production of every item in Gucci’s leather goods collection.  
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The Artisan Corner display includes custom work tables, a sewing machine, a leather stand, and metal tools, as well as additional background materials which show the shoes’ evolution from mood board to sketches. The craftsmen will focus on two renowned Gucci models – the Legend Moccasin and the Made to Order Anton.

Featuring the House’s iconic horsebit hardware, the Legend Moccasin has a unique tubular construction that requires exceptional skill in its crafting. Only select shoemakers possess the expertise for this highly specialized operation: the tubular process consists of a specific upper which encloses the entire foot, leaving exposed only the vamp part, upon which the “tube” is sewn. In this construction the insole is absent, so that the shoe is light, pliable and comfortable. For decades Gucci’s artisans have employed this tradition and passed it down across generations.

Now at the Artisan Corner, customers can view different phases of this handwork including sewing, dying, and assembling.

Meanwhile, the Made to Order Anton is characterized by the specialized workmanship on the sole, the use of remarkably soft calfskin and daubing to apply color to the shoe. At the Artisan Corner, craftsmen show the work involved in the daubing process to achieve the striking "chiaroscuro" (light-dark) effect that characterizes the rich color of each shoe.

Customers who purchase a pair of shoes may have the artisan personalize them with an exclusive metal plaque embossed with the location and date.
 
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