Oh Gucci, our hearts are all a-flutter.
It began with a seemingly simple idea: Alessandro Michele wanted to include the Parthenon in Athens, a former temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, in his cruise show. But he couldn’t get Athens, so it was on to the next big thing: Florence, specifically the Palatine gallery of the Palazzo Pitti, and a celebration of the Renaissance era.
“At the beginning, everything started in the Mediterranean, the Greek and Roman cultures. But we couldn’t have Athens, so I went to the next big step in civilization, the Renaissance, so we came here to Florence, the fascinating metropolis of the past, the place which had the power of big money,” Michele explains.
The collection is an amalgamation of 60s and 70s psychedelic prints, plaid suits, flower and snake patterns, gilded wreaths, colorful oversized coats and Renaissance-inspired gowns. Lots of Gucci logos, very trippy, very dreamy, very loud.
Michele is clearly not your average creative director. We will let the collection speak for itself.