From an assortment of geek chic looks to vintage silhouettes, Gucci takes you on a rhitizomatic ride this Fall/Winter 2016.
Change is constant and with a “rhizomatic” approach, you can ignite it. This way of thinking, developed by philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, creates diversity amidst connection. This is the premise of the Gucci Women Fall/Winter 2016 collection. You can’t immediately describe its entirety, yet it scores an A+ in sartorial creativity.
If the collection followed a pattern, it was a sporadic one which contradicted the very essence of creating a unified look. There is a mishmash of decades: droopy shoulders from the 80s and psychedelic prints from the 70s. Gucci also redefines “geek chic” by infusing tailoring, textures, and bold colours – think Professor Trelawney from the Harry Potter series with her oversized specs, but much, much trendier. There were also oriental references shown through the mao-collared dresses and rich silk fabrics played up with fur.
Despite the unique set of looks, Gucci’s touch still remains with an overall gloss that left a statement. The looks were stylised with pillbox hats, bright stockings, structured leather totes, turbans, and even knuckle rings – opulence was indeed achieved through accessorising. Gucci’s new birth by creative director Alessandro Michele has proven to be a success. Now, everyone — from the millenials to the seasoned fashionable — wants a piece of Gucci. Click through the gallery to see our favourites from the collection.