At first glance, #alessandromichele
's #fw1718 #gucci
collection was nothing short of eccentric. it seemed as if there was no rhyme or reason in the choice of colors, cuts, and theme. in reality, michele's show was actually an art exhibition blending social class lines and cultures spanning across continents using #renaissance
art techniques. -
his collection prominently uses colors realgar (bright orange) and orpiment (warm yellow), which are pigments manifested in almost all renaissance paintings. the texture, color weaving, and detail of the fabric also clearly mimic renaissance paintings techniques: #cangiante
's changing color to a different hue), #sfumato
's soft color blending) and #chiaroschuro
's & #caravaggio
's strong tonal contrasts) techniques.
in addition, michele's eccentricity goes beyond just the renaissance. showcasing powerful #androgenous #styles, his collection for the first time presented both the male and female looks. could this be a political statement in light of the current climate? it's hard to deny especially since artist and photographer #cococapitan
hand scrawled statements and messages over the collection with my favorite being, "tomorrow is now yesterday". -
gucci's fall winter 2017-18 collection effectively interrupts the current stereotypical #fashion
we know. we forget that fashion is #art
and is supposed to convey #emotions
and a send message. so the collection, although exuberant, was more than just an "outfit of the day"; it is a reminder as to what is important.