29From metallics to floral prints, Alessandro Michele brings different styles together in Gucci Spring Summer 2018 collection. Read the review to know more!
Gucci Spring Summer 2018 collection at Milan Fashion Week had both menswear and womenswear. The collection was full of shimmer, glitter, 70s style inspired suits and cartoon references. It took me a while to understand their theme (just like last season)! So, when I went through their Instagram, they had posted the invitation for the Spring 2018 fashion show. The word hypnotism was written boldly with the text Gucci all over it. The caption read, “Candles, matches, scent-infused papers are inside a tin box wrapped up in paper printed with font styles and graphics inspired by antique book ‘Decouverte de La Maison de Campagne D’Horace’ (1767-1769) by French writer and archeologist L’Abbé Bertrand Capmartin de Chaupy.”
The runway was set up with sculptures like Greek gods, mummies and arches inspired from Indian, Aztec and Egyptian styles. The backdrop was inspired by the medieval period.
The show started with a model wearing Gucci logo patterned pencil skirt paired with a button-up shirt and long jacket. The accessories were bold with pearls, logo pendants and a hint of tribal jewelry like oxidized earrings. Metallics were prominent in the collection. There were metallic jackets, sweaters, dresses, tops, trousers and gloves, too! Too much glam. And a metallic dress looked like aluminum foil draped on the body. I wouldn’t wear it even if I was paid to!
Fanny bags, head scarves, hats, leggings, sunglasses complemented the outfits. I loved the heart-shaped sunglasses. How fancy?!
Personally, I loved the menswear as they were actually wearable and had new trends like short shorts. Suits made a statement in the collection and the cartoon characters inspired apparel – a metallic Snow White sweater and Bugs Bunny – stole the show.
Accessories included layered beaded necklaces, animal head rings, sunglasses and bags. The bags had graphic prints, text and the logo written as ‘Guccy’.
The 70s style shoulder pads, men’s embroidered shoes and flats surely made a statement. Floral prints and leather outfits looked alluring. A metallic purple gown reminded us of the layered purple gown from Fall Winter 2017 RTW collection.
As per the fashion show description, Alessandro Michele said, “I’m trying to translate fashion in a playground that is more about the contemporary population.” Indeed it looked like a playground with so many different things happening in the runway. I loved their accessories while I doubt the wearability of their apparel. But who cares with such artistic creation!
Gucci Spring Summer 2018 Collection: Gallery
Sahana is a Senior Staff Writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. With an experience in fashion and lifestyle writing, Sahana is responsible for Indian and international fashion week coverage every year, and is developing an expertise in apparel trend forecasting. She also writes about health and fitness, having pursued yoga for 6 years now. She’s not a gym person at all but is all for “running in the park” and is an amateur cyclist. Books and coffee are her other passions. She’s also an amateur photographer. She’s a hardcore Bollywood fan and she loves to cover the nostalgic topics on the same. From fashion trends to famous characters, she can make anyone love Bollywood! Her best article has been 90s Bollywood fashion, a readers’ favorite so far! Prior to her experience with ShilpaAhuja.com, Sahana has written as a freelance author for online magazine, Mashup Corner, and interned at EventsHigh as a content writer. Her blogs on basic fashion, makeup, fitness and city’s food joints that gave her a chance to experiment with her writing. She also has voiced her opinions about feminism and equal rights for men and women at PolkaCafe journals and after quitting her job, she decided to take up writing as her full time career.
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