Alessandro Michele wanted to associate his latest Gucci ‘Ouverture of Something That Never Ended’ collection to eschatology, the doctrine that explores the ultimate destiny of humans and the universe.
Michele’s unique collaboration with Gus Van Sant unveiled the brand’s latest collection though a series of seven mini-films injected with surrealism and intense lyricism. The incredible performance of actress Silvia Calderoni; cameos by Harry Styles and Italian art critic Achille Bonito Oliva, Billie Eilish’s new track, stood out in the project
He celebrated his early steps, reediting iconic pieces from his men’s and women’s fall 2015 debut collections — including the red dress with the Bloom print, the faux fur coat worn with the green plissé skirt, the men’s red silk blouse enriched with a soft bow at the collar that can definitely be considered a symbol of Michele’s genderless revolution that he started five years ago.
The collection’s eye-catching vintage attitude was juxtaposed with contemporary vibes. Seventies suits, Eighties mini bolero-like jackets worn with sequined high-waisted pants or lace jumpsuits, and shoes and bags enriched with bamboo and horsebit signature details stole the limelight next to fluo basketball sneakers and skateboard apparel-inspired designs.
While childlike embroideries of surreal animals by Bristol-based artist Freya Hartas, as well as patches with cats and cauliflowers, transparencies and lingerie details introduced charming sensuality.