Gucci Spring/Summer 2016: Glamorous nostalgia and romance
By Lizzy Bowring

Creative Director Alessandro Michele continued Gucci’s incredible renaissance with a collection of vintage-inspired, individualistic pieces. WGSN Catwalks Director Lizzy Bowring reports

Sep 24, 2015


Milan: Within the setting of silk screens and jungle fronds, the label’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, sent forth what hopes to be a precedent for Milan Fashion Week. Here, he presented a romantic show of individual and beautifully rendered pieces, each one a masterpiece in both design and styling.

Models trod carefully in sky high platforms on a vintage floral and snake printed carpet as the first look, a 1970s-style jungle green lace tea dress with the classic navy and red trim led the way with ultimate precision. Nostalgia continues to be at the heart of the Gucci renaissance with many of the silhouettes reflecting “a treasure chest of aesthetic references”.

Everything, from sheer, flounced dresses to pussy bow blouses was amplified and adorned, from colour to embellishment, frills, glitter, shine, sequins and embroidery – it was all there and, no doubt, each piece from this stunning lineup, will indeed become an item to treasure.

Theme: Carte de Tendre and a “treasure chest of aesthetic references”.

Key Items: Slim tea dress, cropped trousers, sunray pleated skirt, slim wrap skirt, box-pleated skirt suit, elongated cardigan, intarsia knot dress, cape, masculine suits.

Colour: Kelly green, lilac, black, bright red, salmon, navy.

Print and Pattern: Snakeskin, wallpaper florals.

Trims and Materials: Sheer organza, lace, large pussy bows, satin jacquards, ric rac, sequins, suede, enlarged 3-D florals, leather, trompe-l’oeil.

Footwear and Accessories: High platform shoes, Gucci trimmed handbag, flat loafers, berets, ties, large spectacles, drop earrings, suitcase, briefcases.

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