An Eccentric Affair At Gucci Cruise 2017

An Eccentric Affair At Gucci Cruise 2017

Classic Meets Modern At Westminster Abbey

Classic Meets Modern At Westminster Abbey

Styling: Grace Walker

Westminster Abbey has long been a sacred gem of worship, monarchy and general affluence—but never before the setting for a catwalk. For the first time yesterday, the decadent coasters were paraded by flamboyant models walking the Gucci Cruise 2017 runway. Though a dreary day in London and the chic Italian brand don’t naturally overlap, Alessandro Michelle pulled out the stops to deliver a production that effortlessly merged the two—and admirably so.

Taking influence from British heritage, Michelle contrasted cutesy 1920s summer wear with the sharper and darker looks of the punk age. Amongst the different eras referenced, the show also included a multitude of traditional material and iconography—tartan, Victorian ladies and even Staffordshire dog figurines were used. Injecting a streetwear edge, Michele spiked his soft aesthetic with embroidered hoodies, cricket jerseys, striped athletic socks and creepers with rainbow platforms. Such an elaborate mix of dainty and daring made ensembles both eccentric and innovative.

Speaking back stage, Michelle admitted “I really love the English aesthetic and it’s something that belongs to my language… English culture is in a way very close to my beautiful chaos.” The show has received broad applause for its striking designs, rightfully putting Gucci in the spotlight.  See our favorite looks below.

Credits: PHOTOS COURTESY: GUCCI

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