Gucci Spring 2018: Dizzying Feast of Sequins, Sunglasses and 80s Track Suits

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Alessandro Michele’s Spring 2018 collection for Gucci fused a multitude of genres, eras, and monumental inspirations such as mysticism, ancient Rome, the poet Horace, and Elton John. The collection entitled “The Act of Creation as an Act of Resistance,” delved into ideas of resistance and individuality. Upon closer inspection the models looked as if they just stepped out of their great aunt’s closet, although with the freshness and quirkiness of the youth.

Frizzy permed-like hair, 80s shoulder pads, glittery stockings and rhinestone sunglasses were cheekily juxtaposed with logomania and structured tailoring. Timeless pieces such as tweed suits and fur coats were styled with the maximalist ethos of Elton John. It was Alessandro Michele’s now signature mish mash of color, print, pattern and layering with a diverse blend of references.

There were also more obscure references such as a “Never Marry A Mitford” sweater based on Gucci’s relationship with the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and their country estate Chatsworth House, a sparkly Bugs Bunny vest, and a sequined Snow White biting into the poison apple sweater. Accessories included, but were not limited to, quilted fanny packs, slides, oxford shoes, belts, layered pearl necklaces, and giant jeweled G’s. Almost everything was either heavily sequined, bejeweled, or ostentatiously adorned for the die-hard Gucci fashion fans.

“Resist the mantra of speed that violently leads to losing (sic) oneself. Resist the illusion of something new at any cost.”

 

See Every Glittering 80s Inspired Look from Gucci’s Spring 2018 Collection: All Photos Courtesy of Gucci

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