The New Shape: First seen at the Spring 2016 fashion show in Milan, the season’s structured bags are genteel with a modern twist. Tiger head and star studs mix with rose embroidery on Cat Lock, mismatched Web stripes detail Sylvie, and the Dionysus is crafted in panels of exotic leather or laden with beaded motifs.
Poem to London: Held in one of London's most iconic landmarks, The Cloisters in Westminster Abbey, the Cruise 2017 collection was Alessandro Michele’s ode to British culture and aesthetics. Flowers from English gardens were on diaphanous silk chiffon dresses and embroidered onto bags; King Charles Spaniels appeared on check skirts, and the Union Jack in sweatshirts and metallic loafers.
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The Romance of Botany: Romance and botany: two words rarely found in the same sentence, but there was once a time when the science of botany was so risqué that it was censored for women. Gardens and greenhouses became the enlightened woman's secret haven of discovery and temptation. Messy Nessy Chic, an online magazine about nostalgic stories and surprising urban discoveries looks at how Alessandro Michele is bringing back the romance of botany in the Gucci Garden capsule collection.
Floria Sigismondi on Gift Giving 2016: Floria Sigismondi brings her characteristic cinematic style to Gucci Garden, the Gift Giving 2016 film campaign. Named after the lead character from “Tosca”—her parents are Italian opera singers who relocated from Pescara to Canada–Floria has created music videos for David Bowie, The White Stripes and Rihanna, and directed and wrote feature film The Runaways. Here, the director discusses the magical campaign and its inspirations, shot in Rome’s Ninfa…
Presenting gifts from the Gucci Garden. Tokens from Gucci Gift: keychains with embroidered animals by Alessandro Michele