With a collection that unified both menswear and womenswear for the first season, this was a massive collection and there's bound to be an option or two in there - especially for those who like colour and pattern and print and texture and have a magpie tendency. [CONTINUE READING...]
Eden-ism. A twisted Eden in bold hues. Flowers, insects, glam, Egyptian symbols. Like the huge pyramid that dominated the set, the emblem of Alessandro Michele's alchemic garden created for Gucci. Encircled by a catwalk in a transparent tunnel, like a futuristic crossroads. Lights that change intermittently, like a hyper-sensitive mood. Magnificent purple curtains that open theatrically to reveal the scene. Silhouettes that mix different worlds. Those collars that become symbols of a secret love. "I know that we live in the modern world," Alessandro Michele explained to MFF, "but I thought of slowing it down in some way. I slipped little books into all the bags, books by Jane Austen. Lots of the models - male and female - are wearing them on chains tied to their wrists, because I think we have to return to being slaves to culture in order to change the world." Slave. To love. With botanical prints, with unexpected volumes, with a clash between ACDC style music and dresses with bouncing ruffles. Double GG logos on jumpsuits and socks, with punk phrases, nose piercings that contrast with dramatic gowns. From urban bats, all in ones for men with giant oblongs on the front, gardening overalls and studded leather jackets. A game that mixes different visions. Dreamlike visions with a riot of glam rock crystals that recall the '70s, the era of stars, the flared hems with big, floor grazing scarves. Adorning knits, all over, with faces and heads completely hidden. But worn with ripped jeans and customised sweaters. All exalted by a mixed casting, with artists from various disciplines mixed in with the models, "Because artists feel at home here."
By Giampietro Baudo - MFF Magazine for Fashion