Gucci designer Alessandro Michele took his viewers behind the stage as he unveiled his newest collection on the first full day of Milan Fashion Week Wednesday.
Guests entered the Gucci office in the outskirts of Milan via a backstage passage, walsing past tables where uniformed stylists worked on models’ hair and make-up. As viewers took their seats, the models marched onto a rotating stage in their robes and slippers.
Set to the sounds of Ravel’s “Bolero” and covered in smoke, the theatrical spectacle noticed models getting dressed between clothing shelveds on the spinning stage, with assistants assisting them into the Gucci Winter 2020 designs before they remodeled into mannequins in a rotating shop window.
Michele, Gucci’s creative director since 2015, presented a collection of ruffled Victorian attire and seventies suits with ankle-length flared trousers.
Outfits had been usually loose becoming, with the exception of tight see-through shirts worn over Gucci-logoed bras. Vibrant greens, yellows, and blues contrasted with dry greys and earthy browns.
Crosses on long chains and headwear in various patterns had been a dominant feature of his new Autumn-Winter collection. Brogues and platformed Mary Janes had been worn with knee-high white socks.
As the show came to an end, the uniformed dressers replaced the models behind the glass screens, receiving applause from the spectators.