The ranks of the mega-luxury brands present their collections resort outside the European bastions of fashion – in particular, the House of Gucci Paris and Milan – held their first resort-presentation in the city that never sleeps: New York.
This newly appointed creative director Alessandro Michele marked the second collection for the fashion house, and under his leadership, the Gucci woman moves away from the va-va-voom glamour of past years and under a sweet, romantic make for the future.
Gucci was always all about the 70’s, and it has become clear that new creative director Alessandro Michele is anxious to continue this tradition. But instead of Studio 54 and urban Cowgirl, Michele version is more dazed & confused-meets Jan Brady. Stoner-nerd? To meet Super nerd.
The problems with fit – the mentioned I last season – appear fixed were, and although there were many moments that too obvious last a riff on a designer collection (the Christopher Kane flower gun knotted embroidery, the No. 21 mules, the Chanel Paris-Salzburg black neck ties and sweater skirt sets), it seemed all along, still creates a fantastic, coherent story. It remains to be seen whether the Michele strength as a stylist and curator speaks instead of a designer. You can search for precedent, to Hedi Slimane, who has taken a similar approach in Saint-Laurent and catapulted the brand into the black.
A traditional Japanese embroidered Tiger is an English rose combined with cornflower blue French chiffon. Dressing gown Miss Havisham-style is stolen directly from Joni Mitchell’s feet with a pair of quilted slippers, as she lounged under the eucalyptus trees in the backyard of her bungalow compared to Laurel Canyon. She wears the beret? In the summer, which blew through the entire dune anthology borrowed from your own closet. Seen in tandem with spring collection of last season, identified some of the elements this resort, the Michele plans on making part of its Gucci signature: sideways Chevron stripe pleated A-line skirts, flora and fauna embellishments and lace – everything away crowned with glasses and a beret. Sign, these details in the memory.
Some of it is patchwork – in a way that only the most hardcore Jolie-Laide fans could appreciate even downright ugly – as the extra length embroidered lace jumpsuit with the Red trim and folk art. But that willingness to throw a wart in the mix, which makes this collection than any fit and flare brave down feel the start and runway and is gotten for more interesting.
The coolest girl in the room would have never won that title in high school.
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