Oh My Gucci! He's done it again. An exclusive look into the Gucci FW17 Collection
Cast into Alessandro Michele’s world of mystery, nature, and fantasy, the Gucci FW17 collection takes us deeper into the realm of avant garde fashion than Gucci has ever gone before. The collection, which debuted on February 22 in Milan, was unveiled in Gucci’s first ever show combining men’s and women’s looks. It features the embroidery, jeweled embellishments, and sophistication that we have come to expect from Alessandro, but with a darker edge. Titled “The Alchemist’s Garden”, the collection borrows imagery from the ancient Egyptians, evoking an occult mysticism. The combination of the ancient, the natural, and the supernatural produces a collection that seeks to subvert many of our modern institutions. The male is the female. The dark is the light. The good is the evil.
Inside the showroom, I got to see and touch each of the runway looks more closely. Many of the pieces have an exotic, almost alien aura to them, yet the collection is a logical evolution of Alessandro’s grand vision for Gucci.Once in the showroom, I got to see and feel each of the runway looks more closely. Overall the collection is a cohesive extension of Alessandro’s grand vision for Gucci. This one for instance, felt like a mesh between Gucci Cruise 17 and Women’s SS17- both heavy with influences from British Punk and Old Hollywood glam.
Many looks in the collection pushed the boundaries of avant garde to the edge of wearability, such as the red uni-tux and men’s cat suits. Alessandro is at his most inventive when his creations defy logic.
In keeping with the theme of primal nature and organic shapes, the collection featured several floral prints.
In addition to the spring-like fabrics, the collection utilizes themes found throughout past seasons to give clients the option to further explore combining pieces- to create their own sense of style. Some of the men’s suits brought back the flared pant style from ss16 as well as tiger prints from the Cruise 17 collection.
Lastly, it wouldn’t be Gucci without the over the top embroidered detailing with crystals and studs that adorned each garment.
and the crown jewel of the evening that captivated the entire audience:
With a mind as weird and creative Alessandro’s there’s no telling what’s next for Gucci. Let the journey continue deep down this mystical world of fashion.
Special thank you to Alyson Cafiero and Gucci for having me be part of this exclusive event.