Milan Fashion Week SS16: Gucci

Milan Fashion Week SS16: Gucci

A road to discovery

Text: Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha

Alessandro Michele’s eclectic Gucci woman travels the world in search of extravagant opulence. Rich fabrics, intricate embroidery and eccentric dress codes were at an all-time high

The inspiration: The Gucci spring/summer 2016 collection was inspired by the exploration of the world and the mapping of urban spaces; and through that, a deeper and personal road to discovery.

Set design: Held at the same venue where the Gucci SS16 menswear show took place earlier this year, the show's set was a sneak peek into the collection's fabrication. From the venue's carpet to the textile dividers in mosaic tile prints, it's clear that Alessandro Michele's obsession with opulent fabrics and animal motifs (the snake) continues.

Something you might have missed: The romantic sheer dresses billowing down the catwalk had a snake motif embroidered on the back.   

Favourite look: The fiery red satin zip dress infused with oriental embroidery (look 26). 

Try this now: Berets, turbans and headscarves tied in a manner that reminded us of the days of yore. Give it a go, pronto.

I spy: Oversized pussy bow blouses, floral corsages and pyjama dressing that, according to Alessandro Michele, will never go out of style.   

Buro loves: The trompe l'oeil details that turned our childhood past time into reality. Collars, cuffs, belts, shoes and even that ruffle and pleated dress made entirely of sequins reminded us of the paper cut-out dolls and their clothes we used to amuse ourselves with back in the day.

Worth the investment: It may be the clothes that we're lusting over, but it's the accessories that, in our opinion, are worth every penny. Line up your purchases for spring: Bejewelled shoulder duster earrings, brooches, statement rings and yes, that striped Dionysus bag updated with the Italian house's signature bamboo handle (look 25).

To view the full collection, click on the gallery below. 

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