One of designer Alessandro Michele's best tricks is simultaneously letting consumers feel like they know exactly what to expect from his new Gucci collections, but also that they have no idea what to expect. He has become so effective at those seemingly contradictory pursuits by building a vast aesthetic world at the brand, which is also one that can go in any new direction, at any time. 80s video games? MLB logos? The bizarre and macabre? All in a day's work, and all on the runway at Gucci Fall 2018 yesterday in Milan.
Arguably the most notable accessories in the show were the faux severed heads, made in the image of the models who carried them. The whole show had a bit of a morbid medical feel to it, but when it came to the bags, things were a little more conventional. The lineup included a number of pretty flap bags on chain straps, as well as a new, basketball-shaped bag and some nylon backpacks and fanny packs that pulled through the 80s references from the Spring 2018 show. Check out all the runway bags below.
[Photos via Vogue Runway]