Gucci shows eclectic cruise 17 collection
Gucci’s Alessandro Michele filled his cruise 17 show with colour, eccentricity and a nod to British clothing.
The theme was apt seeing as the catwalk show was held at London’s Westminster Abbey, one of England's most famous landmarks.
Michele recently spoke about his approach to design, telling Britain’s The Times newspaper: “I know my work is sometimes too eclectic. That there is too much going on, but in the end I think she is a very recognisable, this woman. My aesthetic is not just confusion, it is a language.”
His eclectic nature was clear to see on Thursday (02Jun16), with models strutting in everything from floral print suits to tartan floor sweeping dresses.
The show kicked off with a flame-haired model wearing a visual cacophony of colours and patterns. Pairing her colourful striped sweater adorned with a picture of a cat with a yellow chequered knee length skirt, complete with a dog portrait, the model held a snakeskin tote bag and completed her look with lacy tights and black boots with red buckles.
The whimsical and boho shapes Michele has become known for also made an appearance, with floaty dresses in polka dot, graphic ‘60s prints and pink ruffles not looking out of place in the frivolous line.
Chic tailoring, tartan and a Union Jack designed sweater added more depth to the show, with Michele telling WWD backstage: “I really love the English aesthetic and it’s something that belongs to my language. English culture is in a way very close to my beautiful chaos.”
The Italian designer also showed off his roots through his accessory choices, with all models adding something extra to their outfits. The accessories ranged from bags and head scarves, to sunglasses, jewellery and hats. Ruffles and bows were also heavily utilised, showing off Michele’s impeccable eye for detail.
Such an impressive show attracted an A-list crowd, with Alexa Chung, Elle Fanning and A$AP Rocky among those checking out the new season trends.