Gucci Woman Autumn-Winter 2016 – Alessandro Michele’s ability to sell a lifestyle transcended to another level this season. For AW16, the Gucci woman was at a crossroads of two different eras- Renaissance and 80s who surprisingly had more similarities than differences.
Both eras pertained fascinations with sleeves, which Michele exploited through padded shoulders here and puffy princess sleeves there. A melange of cultures was also clear cut, with an ornate Spanish bolero jacket and ruffled flamenco hems on gauzy dresses, while Chinese cheongsam shapes were branded with Japanese motifs.
A fiery palette persevered throughout but a distinct aquamarine sealed its position as the most hypnotic hue. The cacophony of colour synchronised well with the lively flow of garments, especially a canary yellow fur ensemble which fared better than its pink counterpart. Fur was the operative word and made appearances around the wrists of almost every model.
Less outlandish looks included a series of sleek suits in varying shades and wallpaper patterns, all of which plunged at the neckline and joined the ranks of eveningwear along with frothy pleated gowns. Of course the shining points were Michele’s flairs with accessories; his chunky pearls, varsity socks over platforms and turban-style headbands injected the confidence which is so synonymous with the Gucci woman.
Gucci Woman Autumn-Winter 2016