Runway Report: Gucci SS16

Alessandro Michele continues the reinvention of Gucci with his Spring 2016 collection.  The show took place in Scalo Farini, a former train station where the high brow of fashion creatives enjoyed an avant-garde presentation and a runway filled with Gucci shimmering ‘geeks’.  Everything from the hand-embroidered invitation, to the seats covered in patterns from the collection, beats by Michel Gaubert, and ornate snake–print floor coverings, were carefully curated to evoke an emotional reaction.  It felt raw, but controlled and edgy – exactly what the house needed to sustain the remarkable momentum from last season.

Alessandro handed out press notes just moments before the show began, which stated “these were not just clothes, but “psycho-geographic maps capable of recording the urban unconscious”.  He took us through his fantastical journey, where shine, sequin, ruffles and bows paid tribute and respect to Gucci in the 60s, while providing us with a glimpse into how that theme is being updated for the new season ahead.

One of the stand-outs for us was the mod-length, green lace zip–front dress worn by Viola Podkopaeva.  It has the house’s signature forest green and red trim along the waist and it was perfectly styled with two tiers of necklaces, fingerless gloves, and season must-haves, loafer mules.

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