When Gucci presented its Fall 2020 runway show earlier this year at Milan Fashion Week, it was one of the most buzzed about shows due to its elaborate presentation. The show was a magical experience which showcased all of the behind the scenes prep work that it takes to put on a fashion show. Back in February, creative director Alessandro Michele described the art of the fashion show as 'a magic event bursting with enchantment'. Now, the fashion show is beginning to seem obsolete and Michele never could have predicted what would be in store for the brand's resort 2021 presentation.
Leave it to Michele to take lemons and make lemonade out of them so to speak, foregoing a traditional show due to COVID-19 with a unique experience. This season the designer presented his latest collection for Gucci during a 12-hour livestream aptly called Epilogue, which was staged at the Renaissance-era Palazzo Sacchetti in Rome. The livestream was the closing chapter of a story that questions the rules and the roles of the fashion world. For resort, Michele featured the design team in his lookbook, describing his thought process behind the idea stating "the clothes will be worn by those who created them. The designers with whom, every day, I share the daze of creation, will become the performers of a new story."
The clothes will be worn by those who created them. The
designers with whom, every day, I share the daze of creation, will become the performers of a new story.
As for the bags, many iterations of the Jackie revival were seen throughout the collection in pretty pastel hues, basic black and bold skins. Additionally, various versions of other fan favorites like the Gucci Horsebit and the new Sylvie 1969 crossbody bag were seen in the lookbook. When it comes to newness, Michele introduced a fresh new shoulder bag, featuring Gucci's iconic GG hardware mixed with contrasting colored leather. Overall the bags are mostly wearable, possessing an air of nostalgia, which is in line with what we've seen from Gucci the last few seasons. View bags from the Gucci Epilogue Resort 2021 collection below.
[Images courtesy of Gucci]