“Gucci is killing it!” is a slogan that I’m hearing all too often lately. The eclectic mismatch of prints, fabrics, colours and styles certainly does make a statement, however above all else it allows Alessandro Michele’s designs for Gucci to be worn in a myriad of different ways.
The big, bold, maximalist Gucci look means that their RTW can morph into any one of their recent collections. For the client this is good news. It means that their clothes will remain relevant for more than one season, which in turn makes items easier to pair with any additional purchases. For the seasoned fashion connoisseur however, it does seem as though Gucci has found their winning formula and are religiously sticking to it. I think that while it’s imperative for a fashion house to have a strong identity, it’s equally important to continue moving forward as a brand to avoid becoming stagnant in an industry that changes so rapidly.
Despite this, whether you like Gucci’s current designs or not, I think that many years down the track this era of Gucci will certainly be remembered. Not quite in the same way that we remember Galliano’s era at Dior or Christophe Decarnin’s pivotal collections at Balmain, however there is no doubt that these recent Gucci collections will have a lasting impression.
On a side note, while Gucci ticks all boxes in the statement department, in my experience it is unfortunately lacking the quality, and staff knowledge of its other competitors. For example, I have only worn this featured sweater 3 times and the sequins are falling off. The same can be said for the applique on another Gucci sweater I sparingly wear. With steep price-points for these articles of clothing, this is something that has marred the Gucci experience for me and I am unsure whether I will be readily investing in their RTW again. Or at the very least anything with embellishments. The bags and shoes though are a different story and I am toying with the idea of adding a Sylvie or Dionysus to my handbag collection.
What Adrianna is wearing
Adrianna is wearing a Gucci cropped parrot sweater from the recent Fall/Winter campaign with a metallic skirt from Zara and Valentino Rockstud pumps.