Gucci’s Pre-Fall Boots Are Like an Opulent Chinese New Year

Flying carpets, fire-breathing dragons, enigmatic panthers, as well as UFOs and the planet Saturn with rainbow rings: These were only some of the elements Alessandro Michele employed for pre-fall to narrate another Gucci fairy tale. To this end, his very personal language wove charming plots across different worlds, ages and cultures. It was a fragmented composition, totally emotional and asynchronous. And, as it often happens with the weirdest suggestions, totally engaging.

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A rule-breaker, Michele stole opulent evening dresses, including a stunning taffeta style with flocked ribbons, from the wardrobe of an imaginative Marie Antoinette and juxtaposed it in the lineup with a range of tracksuit-inspired leggings and sweatshirts infused with a vintage feel. Sophisticated shirt dresses in a patchwork of Sixties-style patterns found a place next to a knitted cape with embroidered bunnies, which echoed more surreal, psychedelic atmospheres than reassuring children’s books’ illustrations.

Gucci Pre-Fall 2017.
Gucci pre-fall 2017.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

He matched the American preppy look with Bohemian references: College blazers, sometimes cinched at the waist with fanny packs embellished with a metallic Gucci logo, were layered over ruffled maxi dresses. A do-it-yourself attitude was encouraged by the detachable embroidered ribbons, as well as the array of collars enriched by precious details. Nothing was conventional and ordinary in the collection; everything was peppered by a surprising detail, a magic touch — Michele’s magic touch.

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