From checked trousers and ruffle jumpers to sequins and ballgowns the Gucci show had something for everyone.
A love letter to Gucci
AW16 is set to be full of frothy chiffon, colour blocking, eastern references and pure unadulterated pattern…well if Gucci has anything to do with it!
There is no doubt that Alessandro Michele is a creative genius, it’s hard to believe that his debut show was only last year. The collection encompasses everything you could want from a designer, tailored suits to ballgowns and everything in between. I love the colour blocking and clashing patterns, paired with the vintage oversized glassed they make the perfect statement outfit. I instantly thought of Daphne and Velma from Scooby Doo…probably not what Alessandro Michele was going for but that’s where my mind went.
Channelling your inner cartoon is never a bad thing after all.
The gowns were nothing short of ethereal, taking elements from 70’s art nouveau they were completely breathtaking. I love the addition of eastern inspired embroidery, the last dress is one of the most beautiful things I have ever laid eyes on, chiffon with ruffles and embroidery ending in two huge cranes, perfection. The addition of vintage-inspired netted hats and embroidered tassel caps gives the dresses an edge like you could wear them anywhere not just for walking down the red carpet.
Within this collection it’s hard to pick favourites, in fact, I think I love something from almost every outfit and that is an impressive thing to say of any show. Above I’ve picked out my top 20 outfits, the ones I’ve fallen head over heels in love with. I mean a ruffle jumper? Where do I sign up? Colour Blocking with embroidery and geometric patterns? Count me in. Sequins, tweed and a floral suit? Who do I send my life savings to?! Alessandro Michele has blown me away this season, and I for one cannot wait to see what the future holds.