In the stint of over four years that Alessandro Michele has undertaken the helm as the creative director of Gucci, the enigmatic Italian designer has won over the hearts of many with his knack for melding design components from centuries back to producing masterpieces that possess a clear-cut classic allure with a contemporary touch. The Cruise 2020 show is no exception, as he took his love for Neo-classical philosophy, and Greece antiquity to Rome.
Far from being confused, each piece speaks up with a shrouded message waving the flag of freedom, self-expression and equality via fashion in an eclectic mash-up that is undeniably Gucci. Reading between the lines aside, the collection is a celebration in its own rights. So, look no further than this season’s favourite accessories, for a quintessential taste of this stylish syncretism.
Bag It Up
This revived interpretation features the historic Horsebit clasp which speaks of its affiliation with the world of equestrian. For the new Gucci 1955 Horsebit bag, Michele weaves the ethos of neoclassicism throughout the new collection by ensuring the same lines and form synonymous to the iconic silhouette. It has an extremely feminine and chic look, meshing elegance with functionality thanks to the interior design that helps you organise easily. Furthermore, the bag can be adjustable for you to use it as a shoulder or cross-body bag, in line with today’s millennial cult fashion that’s ever-changing. Perfect for any occasion, the 1955 Horsebit comes in either GG supreme with a cuir or red trim if you’re seeking something instantly identifiable, as well as plain leather in fundamental colours (there’s a special blue version with a blue-red-blue velvet Web stripe). These varieties are also developed in exotic skins if you’re going for a more luxurious feel.
Walk That Talk
Originally, the low-top sneaker came in canvas combinations and prints, with a white rubber sole that had a green outline. This time, Michele has resuscitated the sneaker, and refreshed it as a unisex sneaker in seven different styles: three of which are plain-coloured ones in black and turquoise for men, and butter for both men and women in a distressed tweed fabric with green trims; 3 cotton piquet fabric versions featuring the all-over GG textured motif; and another featuring Mickey Mouse on a brown cotton base with mini GG motif. As homage to the original sneaker, Michele has included a Gucci Tennis 1977 label on both the insole and the tongue, the House Web stripe in green-red-green or blue-red-blue on the sides, as well as a textured GG motif on the bumper and outsole.
Speak To Me, Sylvie
The first Sylvie bag was created by Gucci artisans during a monumental moment of history–when astronauts first touched down on the moon in 1969. The line’s distinctive element is the gold-toned chain and buckle closure, a special detail that connects it to the House.
Since, the Sylvie has made a comeback each season in various different forms, styles and colours that have become another Michele-hit. The well-known Gucci web stripe combined with a distinctive ornamental chain with a spring-buckle closure, a detail that lends the style a certain kind of bourgeois confidence.
Crafted from pink Plexiglas for #GucciCruise20, the signature Sylvie bag transforms into a pop accessory, complementing tailored looks, tweed ensembles or streetwear inspired outfits. Imbued with a ladylike feel, the Sylvie 1969 mini is true to the archival design, with the gold-toned metal chain narrowed to a sophisticated accent, and made contemporary through a series of shiny materials and vivid colors.
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