Gucci presented there spring/summer 17 collection yesterday in Milan. Alessandro Michele is known to reach far and wide for inspiration for his Gucci collections, and Spring 2017 was no different. Alessandro’s collection was inspired by the Elizabethan age with a modern twist, but what I really loved was the colors he used for each look. Those same colors were also used for the venue for the show. In 75 looks, Michele traversed time periods, countries, and styles, collaging his magpie-like vision into frilled dresses, glam rock suits, and one pink pouf coat that begs to be worn by a street style star.
A lot of the looks were designed with floral prints, plaid, and monkey prints that Jayed Fish designed who is a second artist that Alessandro brought on to help him with his vision. Michele first came across the artist on Instagram, where she posts pictures of her work and her personal style. “I was beyond excited,” she wrote. “My first thought was that perhaps someone was playing a cruel joke on me, but then Gucci continued to communicate with me about my work and I realized it was real. I was so inspired by Alessandro’s collections that I began to create illustrations with the company in mind. It was something I wanted to happen, and then it did.” Her designs are simply amazing and I understand why Alessandro wanted her on the team for his new collection. I love the new collection that was presented because it gives me the classic old Hollywood look that you would see back when Marylin Monroe was at the peek of her career. Here are a few looks from this amazing show.