Alessandro Michele’s autumn winter 2016 collection for Gucci is a harmonious union of renaissance beauty with modern romance. The Renaissance served as an immeasurable source of inspiration for Michele who loves the creativity of that time. Its been only a year since he took reins of the iconic luxury brand and revamped its image from sexuality to sensuality with a touch of refined classic Italian beauty. It embodies eccentric ,care free and colorful fashion contradicting the brand’s traditional feminine look . The collection vacillates between 70’s punk style ,80’s shoulders ,prints,colors and textures of renaissances which blends well with the energy and attitude of the street style . It’s just bold and beautiful.
Miuccia Prada describes her women in fall winter 2016 collection as a ‘vagabond’. She travels from the Victorian era wearing a corset to 50’s wearing full skirts and dresses in silk. A woman is more complex than a man. She plays the role of a worker,mother,lover etc. This collection is a collage of those multiple angles and emotional predicaments. Her collection speaks of the power of individuality and empowerment . She used the French Revolution calendar on the garments to describe the huge upheaval in fashion . Her collection also includes beautifully crafted military coats.The midnight blue velvet cocktail dress creates an imagery of 1940’s Hollywood. The collection is extraordinary.
A month ago Einstein’s Theory of Relativity about gravitational waves was proved. Karl Lagerfeld paid a tribute to Albert Einstein by envisioning gravitational waves in this collection. From undulating leather around thigh high boots ,wavy patterns on the fur coats to ruffled blouses you name it. The collection is exuberant in detail(floral motifs), fabric(jacquards) and texture (fur).
DOLCE & GABBANA:
Frozen’s Elsa and Anna served as an inspiration for designer duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana .The autumn winter collection is an abstract Disney wardrobe.The collection ranges from Cinderella’s ball room gown, to sequins and patchwork on dresses that show mice,seven dwarves and Dolce’s cat Zambia.The black lace widowed dress and shattered mirror resembles evil stepmother . The fabulous jackets which reminds us of Prince Charming’s Ruritanian regalia and toy soldiers. All in all its a Disney’s playbook designed by Dolce & Gabbana.
Minimalism comes to Milan. Tomas Maier’s collection for Bottega Veneta is tailored and wearable luxe filled with understated beauty. The long cashmere coats and knits commend authority whilst the leopard print,lurex and sequins imply glamour. The collection represents a woman who is grown-up, ladylike and mysterious.