Illustration by Lacee Swan
Alessandro Michele took the reigns at Gucci last season and the fashion world couldn’t be more pleasantly surprised by the outcome. Injecting a sort of magic that lifted the house onto it’s feet once again for a dance party it hasn’t seen since the days Tom Ford took a bow on it’s runways, Alessandro Michele has certainly orchestrated life and romance back into the brand. Full of sparkle and flashy color with just enough nerdiness to pull it off, there was lurex and satin, embroidery and chiffon, flowers and birds along with all the things that make a collection sing in dazzling displays. He said Spring/Summer 2016 was inspired by the Renaissance and the 70’s, both transcendent times for Italy in their own ways. We especially loved the nod to Joan Didion’s Play It As It Lays with it’s symbolic serpents lurking down it’s pant legs.