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Alessandro Michele carries on his "mission" in favor of freedom - of expression and gender - with a show that will not be easily forgotten
That the fashion for Alessandro Michele represent a powerful form of self-expression was very clear from his inception to the creative direction of Gucci, when in January 2015 she found herself presenting her first collection - made in record time - after the sudden departure of Frida Giannini.
"The way you dress is the way you feel, the way you live, what you read, your choices" has always affirmed the designer, who with his maximalist, surreal and genderless aesthetic has totally revolutionized image of the Florentine brand.
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With the collection Spring Summer 2020, the creative visionary of the Gucci house continues to pursue his mission in favor of freedom, of expression and of gender.
To open the show in the headquarters in via Mecenate - transformed into one "clinical" space completely aseptic with lots of plastic waiting room chairs and neon lights - 60 oversized white and ivory looks, representation of the "uniforms imposed by society and by those who control it".
Then a black out, to mark the beginning of the actual show.
On the catwalk, one man and woman collection by flavor vintage distinguished by the unmistakable quotationist touch of Alessandro Michele, between complete from the 70s, Yuppies ties, sequin bodysuits and dresses in Eighties style, petticoats and dress accompanied by long gloves Leather.
Compared to the previous collections, the styling becomes drier. The overdressing to which the designer had accustomed us over the past few seasons gives way to essential but effective compositions: the shirts and i voile top are juxtaposed to men's trousers, the clean lines of the clothes are enlivened only by a few accessories, the formalism of suit is broken by eclectic pattern or chromatic games.
There is no shortage of forays into sports universe And pop references, mixed with baroque elements, such as the iconic lion head which returns in the form of a maxi buckle in the high nappa leather belts.
"Fashion has the task of giving a glimpse of fields of possibility, suggesting clues and openings, cultivating promises of beauty, offering testimonies and prophecies, making all forms of diversity sacred, nurturing an indispensable capacity for self-determination. "
There color chart And varied: ranging from blue in all its shades to soft pink, to metallic tones, to earthy nuances, to total black.
Gucci: Spring Summer 2020 bags and accessories
A separate discussion deserve the accessories, the undisputed spearhead of the maison Gucci. Alongside the beloved bags, - shoulder bags, minaudiere, backpacks And leather trunks or GG fabric - the Sun glasses with exaggerated frames equipped with chain, also maxi. And then chain belts, burnished metal necklaces, vinyl chokers, brooches covered with rhinestones.
They are no less footwear: it goes from ultra flat décolleté pointed with the iconic equestrian-inspired clamp (we have already included them in our wishlist) to the inevitable sneakers, up to thin strappy sandals and leather and suede wedge boots.
Gucci SS 2020: accessories, bags and shoes
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