For Resort 2020, Gucci’s bon vivant bohemian muse raids a closet that spans centuries, stitching together an entirely unique wardrobe that ultimately speaks to freedom.
Playing fashion archaeologist, as he is wont to do, creative director Alessandro Michele digs up references to Rome, to the house codes, to the women’s lib movement, and even to Mickey Mouse. Staging the collection in Rome’s Musei Capitolini—widely considered the world’s first museum—the madcap results also come pinned to an intellectualism that only Michele could pull off.
Accessories are equally as loud. Gilded earrings swing from lobes, timepieces get retro, sneakers come in every colour, and duffels are painted in polychromatic logos for a vivacious take on the classic motif.
But it’s not all for the maximalist. For the slightly less daring dresser, a crisp logo’d slide beckons, while mules come adorned with silver-and-gold interlocking G horsebits.
Throughout the collection, clothes jump back and forth across gender lines; Michele isn’t interested in boxing anyone in. His clothes are here to protect, to spread a message, and to challenge the status quo. To Michele, it all comes down to freedom.