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Alessandro Michele treads a kaleidoscopic path for Gucci SS16.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s certainly Alessandro Michele’s mantra for SS16, which sees him develop his trademark off-kilter aesthetic for Gucci. Walking the line between bookish outsider hiding beneath vast spectacles and a flamboyant bohemian dolled up in her glad-rags, the collection throws together wild prints, clashing colours and opulent fur outerwear for a 70s-inflected atmosphere. Ruffled and tiered creations in gauzy chiffon sit next to pussybow collars and flared pantsuits. Lurex knits are paired with leather skirts and so-ugly-they’re-cool grandma bags you can’t help but covet. Oh, and those furry loafers return, this time with pearl-studded heels. The Gucci of today is like plundering a vintage store for clothes from an era that never actually existed: except, that is, in Michele’s imagination. Long may it flourish.

Photography
Marie Zucker
Fashion
Nicco Torelli
Make Up
Lucy Bridge at Streeters using Tom Ford Beauty
Hair
Louis Ghewy at The Book Agency using Bumble & Bumble
Nails
Saffron Goddard using CHANEL S/S 2016
Set
William Farr
Model
Yumi Lambert at IMG
Fashion Assistant
Olivier Boivin Carrier, Ruari Horan
Photo Assistant
Saskia Dixie

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