A timeless yet futuristic collection, an ‘Alchemist’s’ garden and a historic co-ed set of models- Alessandro Michele Gucci Fall/Winter 2017 collection was nothing short of a masterpiece in this years Milan Fashion Week.
Held in Gucci’s new headquarters, the thirtyfive thousand square foot former Caproni aeronautical factory set the stage for a modern, historical show. The runway itself was a modern transparent tunnel lit by semi-dark violet lighting creating a mysterious and dramatic set for the show. Alongside the runway, viewers caught eyes with graffiti expressing the word “Future” hinting at Alessandro Michele’s drive to meet modernization for the company. As creative director, Michele is notable for his outstanding use of surrealism and symbolism, only adding more creative design for the world to view. Among the viewers, A listers such as A$AP Rocky, Florence Welsh, Tavi Gevinson and Jared Leto were able to get up close and personal for this years revolutionary collection. As this year was Gucci’s debut in it’s new hub in Milan, it can be considered that Gucci certainly did not fail to surpass expectations.
Featured in this years collection, the world almost came to a standstill at the sight of Gucci’s arguably most creative innovation to date, a co-ed runway. All models, both men and women, were decoratively making their way down the runway in a timelessly extraordinary designs. To say that the garments were magical in their design would be an unfortunate understatement. Electric violet’s, vibrant yellows and spectacular florals were all elements included in the show. Paying homage to his Asian consumer market, Japanese parasols were utilized to accompany the beauty of the long, fluid floral printed garments. Looking the other way Michele resurrected the early twentieth century with the use of intricately grand hats and amorous gowns which brought viewers to the red carpet of Golden age Hollywood. Accompanying the rest of the collection, all one hundred and twenty looks, flashes of bright colours alongside black and grey undertones set the stage to an outstanding show.
This years 2017 Fall/Winter Ready To Wear collection certainly did not fail to impress. Alessandro Michele’s revolutionary indigenous collection will certainly make it’s way into the history books as one to be remembered for years to come.