Tuesday, December 8, 2015
I don't think of myself as a Gucci fan. Like, at all. But their new Spring 2016 collection is pretty darn phenomenal. The clothes are, yes, utterly fabulous--but it's the styling that really pushes this runway presesntation over the top: the plain-Jane hair, supposedly nonexistent makeup, and hilariously homely glasses. The mix of glam and dorky is just amazing. I detect the distinct influence of the divine Miuccia Prada here, don't you?
Ok, so I typed that last sentence and then suddenly thought--wait, is Miuccia, or perhaps a protege of hers, working for Gucci now? So just did a bit of googling and the answer is no, not exactly. But this article in Buisness of Fashion illuminate a bit about their brand-new head, Alessandro Michele, responsible for this lovely madness, and also very nicely explains the Prada influence. Well worth a read. Here's a good bit that describes the look you will see below, better than I can:
"a certain kind of bohemia, mined from granny's attic, seemed to again become fashion's most tempting trend [along with] the ongoing glorification of the weirdo and the beautiful loser."