Known as one of Italy’s oldest fashion houses, Gucci, has stood the test of time. From their iconic bamboo bag to millennial favorite belts, you can bet that there’s a Gucci product for you.
But perhaps more famous than their Soho bag, their monogram logo and typeface is certainly something many designers want to get their hands on.
A Brief History of the Gucci House
Gucci had their roots in creating upscale luggage products for their wealthy clients. It would be Guccio Gucci however, who would become founder and father of the now prominent fashion brand.
He bought and managed his own shop in Florence, Italy in 1921. Here he sold quality leather goods. When the material became scarce during WWI, they used raffia, wicker, linen, and jute. Aldo, one of Guccio’s sons, convinced him to open a shop in Rome. By WWII, Gucci became distinguished for their canvas bags with the double-G symbol and red and green bands
However, a family feud in the 1980s signalled trouble for the business. With mass production and too many branches, Gucci had to rebuild itself to its former glory. Thanks to the efforts of then executive vice president and chief designer Dawn Mello, and fashion designer Tom Ford, they were able to successfully revive the brand.
Today, Gucci sells handbags, RTW, shoes, accessories, makeup, fragrances, as well as home decor. With reported revenue of more than € 9 in 2018, it seems the fashion brand is back on its feet – and stronger than ever.
Fashionable Gucci Fonts
Whether in fashion or in the corporate world, you want to feel like you’re leading the pack. Make your designs count when you use the actual premium Gucci font called Granjon Roman by Linotype. For the free version, check out Fonts Empire. For an equally beautiful alternative you can use on your personal works, see Cinzel by Ndiscovered.