Runway Report: Gucci SS18

In true Alessandro Michele fashion, the Gucci catwalk was quite a show. Dark lighting, imported statues, and arts & crafts mummies on the front row, made for a dramatic SS18 presentation.

Michele looked to Elton John’s earlier years as inspiration for some of his iconic pieces. The burgundy metallic matchy-matchy suit with embossed musical notes mirrored one of John’s most memorable performances. This outfit was followed by a host of over-styled, looks that ranged from multi-toned sequined ensembles with jagged-edged skirts, blazers in English tweed, layers, and layers of double-G necklaces and chains, and a reworked version of the original Gucci monogram print. Under Michele’s reign, Gucci’s aesthetic has transformed into a fantastical 70’s disco where the party literally never ends.

Alessandro is a visionary, and his love for history and creation is palpable every time he puts his mark on the globalized brand that is Gucci. By showcasing an experiential platform for his SS18 collection, perhaps Michele wants his customers to realize that his clothing and accessories were made for walking, dancing, and pretty much standing out from any crowd.

 

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Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog (www.zenandthecity.net) Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji