Gucci SS17 Show was another ‘Alice in Wonderland’ interpretation of Alessandro Michele; or rather the Moulin Rouge of fashion.
It’s difficult not to be seduced by the Gucci SS17 fairy tails, especially where everything is coloured in bubble pink.
Florence Welch, Gucci’s proclaimed muse was the soundtrack playing in the background of the show.
Apart from the pink, the glitter and the psychedelic music what were the most important trends featured in the Gucci SS17 Show?
References to the Far Far East
Michele is not the first fashion designer to be enchanted by the far far east but whar far far east for Gucci is a whole different kind of ball game. There is cross referencing from Japan, China and Indo-China mixed with 60s and 70s which makes the collection extremely costume like- it almost feel like being on the set of the Orient Express.
Art Collaboration with Jayde Fish
Another distinguishing point for Alesandro Michele are the interesting artistic collaborations including Florence Welch, artist Petra Collins and for the SS17 collection in particular- a collaboration with illustrator Jayde Fish who is responsible for illustrating the countless prints on featured on the skirts and jackets of the collection. Jayde Fish drew Gucci inspired illustration and was tagging Alessandro Michelle until she was finally commissioned by the designer to make the prints for the SS17 collection.
References to the 70s and 80s
What better way to show Michele’s colorful artistic mind than mixing different 70s and 80s inspired looks in the collection? The show expressed a strong 80s connection through the extensive leggings glitter, shiny leather jackets with big shoulder and a 70s vibe through the mix of textures, prints, bell trouser suits and turbans.
We still don’t know how he did it but he managed to fit everything in one season!