For the Gucci Resort 2016 collection, Alessandro Michele worked a healthy vintage vibe. Michele called it “a modern translation of decorative. It’s one of my obsessions,” he said to WWD. “I tried to put together some beautiful kind of dressing in an eccentric way.”
This marks newly appointed creative director Alessandro Michele’s second collection for the fashion house, and under his direction, the Gucci woman is moving away from the glamour of recent years and taking a sweet, romantic turn for the future.
This Gucci Resort 2016 collection charmed with geek chic – the nerd glasses, the pom-pom hats, the prim bow-and-nosegay collars. It also radiated experimentation, whimsy and countless expressions of the decorative impulse. With frilled-placket shirtdresses, suits from sensible to racy, chic librarian pleated skirts, glorious ruffled and embroidered gowns, it all came with an explosion of color, patterns both with pretty florals and hard geometrics, and decorative flourishes from strips of black lace on a purple dress to giant crystal dragonflies bedazzling a red, blue and green striped mink coat. Metallic brogues, adorable cat-eye glasses and Baroque-esque jewelry were piled on with lavish abandon; giving one the sense that the models had just raided a treasure trove of vintage jewelry.
As the Gucci Resort 2016 fashion show is set to begin, watch as a story unfolds on the streets of New York through an adventurous film directed by Glen Luchford.