Designers often follow one another without resembling each other at all. At Gucci, Alessandro Michele was long Frida Giannini’s right arm before replacing her as creative director. Now under his impulsion, one of fashion’s favorite figures has reappeared: the ingenue.
According to Frida Giannini, the Gucci woman was sexy, sure of herself, very seventies and a bit bling : we admired her for years. Radically different, Alessandro Michele’s girls seem to be more reserved and fresher. Without renoncing the Gucci mythology (an association of red and black, loafers, ladylike bags), this young, coming-of-age girl is romantic and adores lace. A soft silhouette for a difficult period.
Two dresses from the Autumn-Winter 2016 collection prettily illustrate the association of this new star designer’s genius and the excellence of Sophie Hallette’s workshops : observe these delicate motifs, games of troubling transparencies between the motif and the ground or flamboyant colors … The young Gucci girl, by definition eternal and ageless, continues to let us dream !
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