Released in a limited edition of 2,000, the Gucci ‘Blind for Love’ book presents inspirational and backstage photographs by noted British artist Nick Waplington documenting the brand’s Resort 2017 collection runway show, which was held in one of London’s most historic landmarks, the Cloisters in Westminster Abbey.
The Gucci Resort 2017 collection is Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele’s ode to quintessentially British culture and aesthetics. Showcasing iconic English motifs such as garden flowers, King Charles spaniels, and the Union Jack, the Gucci Cruise 2017 collection juxtaposes punk attitude with classic British stateliness.
Renowned for his unfiltered depiction of British life, in the best tradition of photo-reportage Waplington captures candid moments leading up to the Resort 2017 collection’s presentation, as well as behind-the-scenes images during and after the event. The show’s soundtrack featured a haunting version of the traditional English ballad “Scarborough Fair,” and the lyrics of the song run as a refrain throughout the book, enhancing the evocative nature of Waplington’s images.
The book retails $95 available for purchase online at Assouline.com and in select stores.