Gucci is a name that likely still inspires images of Tom Ford-era obvious sexuality in many fashion lovers, but over her thoroughly successful tenure at the brand, Frida Giannini has gone about changing that obviousness into something far more subtle and even, at times, ladylike. The shoes of Gucci Fall 2013, available now for pre-order at Neiman Marcus, represent the brand’s growth beautifully.
There’s still plenty of sensuality at Gucci (just take a look at the sexy-secretary pump up top), but it’s tempered in a modern, grown-up way that makes the brand’s aesthetic accessible to so many women. The collection includes everything from delicate kitten heels to block-heel boots, but it all fits together because it all has the same sense of restraint and luxury that feels so desirable right now. Check out our favorites from the collection below or shop the full selection via Neiman Marcus.