Gucci joined the spare-no-expense Resort show club yesterday, flying guests in from around the world to New York City’s art district, Chelsea. Newly appointed creative director Alessandro Michele charmed with geek chic – the nerd glasses, the pom-pom hats, the prim bow-and-nosegay collars. In an explosion of color, patterns and decorative flourishes it all came together in a mixture of whimsy and nostalgia. Colorful, eccentric and unabashedly retro, Michele called it “a modern translation of decorative. It’s one of my obsessions,” he said. “I tried to put together some beautiful kind of dressing in an eccentric way.”
Costume National's rock ’n’ roll vibe reverberates throughout the tailored suiting and outerwear in contrasting colors of black, white and camel with fur accents. The shaggy hair, leather and pinstripes remind me of the 60s and 80s and the British Rock invasion. The overall idea is a heaven were light and dark meet, the feathers a not so subtle hint at the angels.