There is no better word than maximalism to use when it comes to Alessandro Michele’s Gucci. Don’t get fooled or confused by the thousand colourful detail, which, seemingly, makes a big pointless mass. Yes, there’s everything here, and probably the opposite of those things too, but there is also a spectacular, yet hidden idea behind.
It’s pretty difficult to enumerate every inspiration source but let me try (big breath); ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and a bit of ’90s mixed with a pinch of ’50s, Italian granny, lady from the Far East, exotic animals and flowers, a bit of office punk and grunge, some political/public message, because why not, and possibly Kendall Jenner with her graphic tee, high rise jeans and booties combo. Phew.
Probably I didn’t put here everything because as a reference I used these pictures which by the way are a tiny bit closer to my personal taste. A teeny-tiny bitsy. I wouldn’t wear these for sure, but as always, I like the meticulous creativity, the unmistakable vintage-esque style, and most importantly, that before mentioned idea.
“A walk inside a garden of an alchemist, an anti-modern laboratory” as the collection was called, is really a big mixture of everything from the past trough the present to the future with every kind of outfits and invention that man can imagine. A meaningful statement, that Michele (and btw others, like Gvasalia) thinks about fashion; it’s not about specific, dictated trends anymore, but personal style and preference picking from all the mess what’s presented here or anywhere else. This is the future of fashion; choosing à la carte from the biggest menu has ever existed.
And yes, common sense is not that common. Unfortunately. 🙁
Photos via vogue.co.uk