After watching the show, we had a moment of clarity. Finally we understood what Michele’s time at Gucci reminded us of. Hardly an epiphany, but it’s so Gossip Girl, right? Right. It’s everything, from the preppy top buttons and bow fastenings, the youthful bright confident colour clashes to the opulent old money glamour of the cuts and prints. It’s an admiration for tradition, overruled by a need for rebellion. Just imagine if the two had existed together. Blair Waldorf in an AW16 look would have been a thing of pure beauty. We’re holding out for a reunion series. Please.
Accept No Imitations
Sure to become a sell out are the graffitied bags. Who needs a luggage striped monogrammed number when you can have “REAL” Gucci spray painted across a square bag. New York street artist Trouble Andrew contributed to the collection along with a “G” print. Just a year into his role, Michele has mastered the contemporary meets conventional.
Tassels and Trims
Half the fun at Gucci is in the details, forget colours and cuts for a moment, we want to talk embellishments. Fur in some form is a must, from trims on asymmetric silk shoulders to full forearm cuffs. Ruffles were everywhere including necklines and shoulders and full bloomed florals burst from the throats of some looks. Marble-sized pearls formed the handles of smaller purses and headgear was everything, whether that be silk scarves, fascinator hats or just a pair of glitter 80s sunnies.