MILAN (AFP) – Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week in typical eccentric type on Wednesday (Feb 21) as fashions carried replicas of their very own heads on a runway remodeled right into a creepy working room.
Suspense had already been constructing for the present by Gucci’s star inventive director Alessandro Michele because of the invites – orange timers which counted right down to the event in glowing crimson numbers.
The first shock got here when it began on time – nearly unprecedented in style historical past.
Then female and male fashions walked onto a runway amid working tables beneath vibrant neon lights within the Gucci Hub, the model’s Milan headquarters, over the regular beeping of a coronary heart monitoring machine.
Michele launched the “Cyborg Gucci” within the Fall/Winter 2018-2019 assortment, which included a wild mixture of cultures and symbols, from a pagoda hat to a balaclava, a traditional burgundy velvet costume to a gold lurex jacket, positive lace to the brand of the New York Yankees.
The fashions added to the transgressive vibe – not solely did some carry replicas of their very own severed head, however others had been adorned with a 3rd eye, or perhaps a child dragon.
“What touches me is not just the talent but also the dose of humour and self-deprecation on the part of Alessandro Michele,” mentioned actress Chiara Mastroianni.
“His collection is so rich it will take time to understand everything,” she mentioned.
Another first day spotlight was the launch of the exhibition “Italiana: Italy Through the Lens of Fashion 1971-2001” by the National Chamber for Italian Fashion.
Donatella Versace, Giorgio Armani, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Silvia Venturini Fendi and Jean-Paul Gaultier had been among the stars attending on the Palazzo Reale.
The exhibition was organised by theme – Identity, Democracy, Logomania, Diorama, Project Room, Bazaar, Post-Production, Glocal and The Italy of Objects – and included the garments by style homes comparable to Missoni, Armani, Versace, Krizia, Romeo Gigli and Gianfranco Ferre.
“There is no nostalgic intention but rather pride and willingness to celebrate fashion and reproduce its complexity,” mentioned curator Maria-Luisa Frisa.
“Italian fashion is a creative laboratory that has generated worlds, defined strong individual characteristics… and continues to do so today,” she added.