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06 . 05 . 15
(Gucci Resort 2016)
Androgyny was on tap at as the Gucci Resort 2016 collection closed down 22 Street in NYC.
Presenting his second menswear collection for Gucci, new creative director Alessandro Michele sprinkled more of that 1970s retro-inspired magic onto the Persian rugs covering the runway yesterday, June 4th in NYC. And Michele closed down West 22nd Street to do it.
I wanted to wear every look from the Gucci Resort 2016 collection, including many womeswear items. It was like watching a series of ice-cream cones dancing in front of you in the heat of the Sahara Desert. Except here the ice-cream was brocade jackets and the Sahara Desert was a familiar gallery space in New York’s Chelsea.
Michele took this kind of old world aristocratic glamour and infused it with contemporary notions of Androgyny. In an industry saturated with uniform ‘70s looks, Michele's aristocratic perspective of the idea is both refreshing and familiar. Embroidered animal motifs like tigers, serpents and the bumblebee looked like they had been lifted from Japanese inspired 18th century garb. The Gucci man embraced rich hues and dandy layers, straight tailoring, eccentric prints and bold color.
The collection spoke to the brand’s heyday in the '60s and '70s when jetsetters like Liz Taylor wore the hell out of it on many a private jet.
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