Since summer is almost over, it is time to prepare your wardrobe for the upcoming colder weather. But we believe that welcoming the autumnal weather doesn't mean you can't have fun with your outfit. And looks for the fall and winter season are certainly not limited to greys and blacks, as Gucci's newest collections proves.
Gearing up for colder months ahead, the Italian luxury fashion house recently presented its pre-fall and fall/winter 2016 collections, which are remixes of several elements all rolled together in a vibrant and wide range of colours.
Indonesia Tatler had the privilege to attend the press preview event of the new collection in Taipei a while ago, so check out these 7 noteworthy points from Gucci pre-fall and fall/winter collection 2016.
1. Eclectic designs
The new collection of Gucci comprises a lot of eclectic designs, with embellished looks, sequined skirts, tailored trouser suits, Chinese-style collar dresses, sweaters covered in quirky graphics, shiny brocade coats, flowery-embroidered jeans, sequined sheer dresses, capes and brightly coloured tights.
2. Playful and colourful style
The outerwear ranges from street-style bomber jackets and leathered pieces to luxurious furry coats in pink, orange or yellow. These are perfect ensembles to bring colour into the fall and winter months. And for a hint of street, it’s fascinating that Gucci chose the band AC/DC , displaying its logo on the back of a typical couture dress.
3. Cheerful vibe
The pre-fall 2016 collection also does the same thing, presenting a cheerful vibe. From flower-ruffle blazers, pleated gowns, printed pant suits, knitted sweaters, pussy-bow blouses, printed scarves, rainbow tulle skirts, leather dresses, to one-shoulder gowns, this is a collection that's fun, youthful and energetic.
4. Love for the animal world
Another notable thing is Gucci's Creative Director Alessandro Michele's love for the animal world. He created several looks that are snake-centric, from a classic silk pleated dress with the unique embroidery of a few snakes, or a black lace gown with a sequined snake sliding across the chest. There's also knit and embroidery techniques here and there in the form of parrots, tigers and black panthers.
5. Gorgeous statement accesorries
One thing to remember: before he took the helm as Creative Director, Michele was Gucci's Head Accessories Designer. So he did what he does best and gave the collection a bang with the perfect accessories. Jewellery from this collection included knuckle rings embellished with spiked pearls, embroidery pearl and crystal faux necklaces, multi-finger ring pearl bracelets, and kitten and pearl earrings.
For this season, Michele also showcased large, geeky, heavy-framed glasses in some looks. Almost all of the sunglasses were covered in sparkling gems, from square cats'-eye glasses with gold star studs, glittering glasses, to black eyewear studded with clear stones.
6. Special unique pieces
The Gucci fall/winter 2016 collection also presented a range of special items, such as headpieces with veils from the 1950s. Fedora hats, turbans, and exaggerated bowler hats also topped off several of the looks. All of these were paired with the unique shoes, such as sparkling and glittering disco sandals, shoes with snakes crawling on the heels, and a new version of the iconic horsebit loafers.
7. Fashion becoming art
There's also a love of graffiti. Gucci collaborated with Trevor 'Trouble' Andrew, a New York-based street artist also known for his branded alter ego GucciGhost, who presented drawings on some of the garments. Michele also used the Gucci logo as redesigned by GucciGhost in the collection, on a quilted leather bag with chain shoulder strap, a leather shopper customised, biker jackets, as well as on a pleated silk skirt and a plush coat. This is fashion becoming art, quite literally.
Read more about the eclectic design in the new collection of Gucci, and why Gucci's reinvention by Alessandro Michele is grabbing everyone's attention right now, in our August 2016 issue.
Photo credit: Gucci