Story Behind Golden Goose
Golden Goose, an Italian high fashion sneaker brand, was the creation of two young Venetian designers Francesca Rinaldo and Alessandro Gallo who were both outsiders of the fashion industry at the beginning. Founded in 2000 in Venice, Italy, the brand combines a refined and modern style with a vintage feeling that is supported by the strong Italian sartorial tradition.
"Golden Goose stems from our founders’ love for research, travelling, the works of art that they encountered on their journeys, vintage items and distinctive local features. Every discovery serves as inspiration and every inspiration has become a dream that has taken concrete form in our visual diary."
Each collection is tied to the feeling of experience as they aim for the vintage flavor to evoke the memories of the past like a postcard. To reminisce the memories of a rip, scratch, or mark. Each shoe is handmade, manually processed and constructed by the artisans of Golden Goose, their "Sneaker Maker".
The handmade shoe is individually distressed by the sneaker makers who attentively details each shoe to create the vintage aesthetic and ultimately create the "perfect imperfection" with the best quality.
Since then, Golden Goose are constantly growing in popularity and is called the starter of the "ugly sneaker" trend by The Cut. The brand has flagship stores all over the world. From their headquarter in Venice to New York, Paris, London, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, and more.
Currently, we at WE ARE ICONIC have a collection of Golden Goose sneakers available in-store in Honolulu, Hawaii and online. We currently have nine styles Golden Goose sneaker to choose from.
[Photos from Golden Goose Instagram]