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Gucci takes us back to the Italian vintage era
By Edward Quan
Jun 25, 2015 - 1:09:42 PM

Gucci Cruise 2016 collection –

Gucci’s Cruise 2016 collection takes us back to a vintage era filled with rich colors and fine embellishments, reminding me of one of my favorite memories, young playful Italian women flirting in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

While only at the helm of Gucci for a few months, this was creative director Alessandro Michele’s second collection for the label. He was previously their head accessories designer.

This cruise collection is very girlish, filled with librarian-style pleated skirts and tailored suits that run from ladylike to racy. Added are glorious ruffled and embroidered gowns for evening wear.

There are exquisite floral patterns and sharp geometrics, not overly glamorous or sexy, as with past collections.

It all comes with an explosive mix of colour and fine embellishments on fabrics. Including tigers, insects and nature images, combined with fine fabrics and lace.

This Cruise 2016 collection represents a whole new fashion direction for Gucci. Some call it modern vintage with an interesting mix of quirky chic. Others have found it awkward.

Appealing to a younger and more spirited woman,we shall see if this new fashion direction holds successful for Gucci.

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About the Author: Experienced luxury fashion buyer Edward Quan has worked with the most prestigious designer brands across Europe and America and shares his inspiration for effortless style on his website, He has a passionate, yet intelligent way of describing his subject and has a keen eye for detail. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.


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