Creative director Alessandro Michele told VOGUE RUNWAY, “The ’70s is the most powerful image, for me, for the brand. The brand has a soul—and its soul is really that kind of ’70s moment,” which is very evident from his Fall Menswear collection. Naming Snoopy as one of his collection’s inspos, one can’t help but see how that tied in with his seamless union of high fashion with low or pop culture, to say the least. Michele even mused to VOGUE RUNWAY, “You know, Snoopy is like a philosopher.” Who knew?!
There were plenty of looks that led one to think they were very lax, but then you see a velour suit with the most impressive embroidery, worthy of a priceless gown. If there was a buttoned double-breasted jacket paired with creased jeans, as your eyes trail down, the hem is frayed, as if the wearer wanted to give his look new life by cutting the bothersome hem on his way out. Some pant suits, had quirky patches on them, drawing on their overall graphic appeal. Lurex was also present, which definitely harks back to the ’70s, but here, we see it in socks, a short skirt + a short set complete with a matching baseball jacket. But this was not the only presence of the baseball jacket, as you see it again, but this time, paired with long pants, in the same pattern.
This collection by Michele, having referenced the archives or not, still has a huge lingering imprint of the Gucci feel, just packaged differently, which is the point when assigning a new captain to the helm. With a fresher feel, where the wearer is as much present as the clothes are, his or her personality still begs to twinkle amidst all this luxury + its history.