SEASON: FALL WINTER 2015-2016
WOMEN’S RUNWAY COLLECTION BY ALLESSANDRO MICHELE
The Gucci press release for autumn/winter 2015 opened with a quote by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. It closed with another by Roland Barthes. It was evident that the new creative director Alessandro Michele wanted to forge a distance between his Gucci and its past. Watching Michele’s parade of lived in, pre-creased clothes, of heavy brocade coats, pleated chintzy chiffons and knackered furs in mildewed shades of soured cream and peat brown, you were struck by their absolute break with Gianini’s tenure, and the Gucci look we know, and used to love.