Gucci catwalk show report A/W 2015 in Milan
Alessandro Michele was the man of the hour at the highly anticipated Gucci autumn/winter 2015 show. A relatively little-known name in the industry, Michele took over as the creative director of the brand just last month after the early exit of former creative director Frida Giannini.
This kooky-glam collection had a hint of romance: vintage style, printed chiffons, floral suits, pleats and ruffles enhanced the femininity. Where there were girly neck bows and sheer fabrics, there were also sharp, androgynous suits blurring the line in gender dressing. Quintessential military-style tailored coats, tops and jackets were in abundance, each with fluffy cuffs. Soft, swishing pleated midi skirts and tiered ruffled dresses were simple, yet effortlessly luxurious, adding volume in all the right places.
One was subtly reminded of the French Renaissance with the colourful berets on display (Salma Hayek was spotted in the front row sporting a bright blue one from the collection). Footwear was another highlight: furry slip-on loafers were as much the talk of the town as the hairy Grinch-like attention-grabbing shoes. Even the strapped heels with furry pompoms were no less successful with the audience. The original idea of sophisticated luxury that the brand image carries remained evident in the bags as well as classic interlocking GG belts, sitting pretty on the waists.
Overall, it was a pretty good start for Alessandro Michele whose tryst with romance left us all craving more. If this is indeed the beginning of a new era at Gucci, we can’t wait to see what is in store for us next season.