September 25, 2015
ByFederica Mascetti for www.TheFashionFarm.com
Images Courtesy of Gucci
Milan, Italy – How better opens up the new collection Spring/Summer 2016 than with a stormy rumble? In this way, Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s art director, inaugurates his runway in Milan for the legendary fashion house. The grey sky and the rain covered citywear mirrored by the opening thunder. They seem to dissolve as the first silhouette came hit the catwalk: a green lace sheath dress with a red belt and a dizzying V-neckline.
However the surprising effect was guaranteed by the location: indoor catwalk surrounded by the green framework of plants. The ground was covered with a moquette with leaves and branches twisted with bordeaux snakes and big shields in green hues, white and blue or red and black geometrical graphics.
The woman Gucci embodies a self-confident one, wrapped in coloured textiles and transparencies.The outfits blink from 60’s and 70’s. However at the same time, they’re completely updated by means of floral prints and bon ton touches.
The key of the collection is the waist, underlined by means of belts, the length of skirts and the presence of rips. The woman’s neck is outstanding for the whole collection and it’s highlighted by vertiginous V-necklines. This latter is of high button arrangements that are often decorated by red flowers and various-sized bows and big collars, related to 70’s. The suits are in lively colours, dominated by floral prints, in particular corollas accompanied by leaves and stems.
Also the geometry graphic is remarkable in the capsule thanks to the presence of horizontal and vertical stripes. They are twisted together to draw the feminine silhouette. The length of skirts, which is mainly disposed under the knee, is alternated with the long and fluctuating dress which follows the models ‘movements.
The man dressed by Alessandro Michele boasts a floral look, too. Colours are innovative and the choice starts form green hues setting in total white, characterized by a red tie.
The most peculiar elements from among the accessories are the glasses: big, round or squared with a glittered and lively frame. Then again there are the bags. They are medium-sized with a double handle and a shoulder strap and closed by means of the classical Gucci logo. Moreover, on the catwalk a unique element appears: a suitcase. Earrings are long and bright, thanks to the presence of precious stones which are also inserted in the pins used to secure the foulards on the models’necks.
The classic model of moccasin is renewed and reproduced in shiny leather and the feminine heel shoe follows the Mary Jane t-bar type in various shades.