Versace has unveiled an exclusive video that delves into the intricate craftsmanship and technical aspects of the iconic Trigreca sneaker. Designed by the renowned footwear designer Salehe Bembury, Trigreca first made its debut on the Versace Fall-Winter 2020 runway and has since become a staple in the brand’s sneaker offerings.
The name “Trigreca” originates from the three distinct applications of Versace’s signature Greca motif, which is prominently displayed on the sneaker’s toe stripes, midsoles, and outsoles. The design also incorporates other iconic symbols from the House of Versace, including the Medusa head embedded in the sole and the coordinates of Via Gesù, 12 printed on the upper as a tribute to Versace’s roots in Milan, Italy. Furthermore, the sneaker’s footbed boasts a one-of-a-kind cork-based “Greca Cushioning System” for enhanced comfort.
The Greca pattern holds significant meaning for Versace. Stemming from the classical period, it was initially a symbol of infinity and unity, prevalent in architecture. Today, the Greca emblem represents a continuous connection between Versace’s cultural, geographical, and design origins, while simultaneously propelling the brand forward. The pattern is also featured as a border surrounding the Medusa head logo.