The show had to go on. Last minute look cuts or additions are all of the norm when it comes to pre-show prep, but Gucci’s pre-show prep for Milan Fashion Week was far from normal.
After the sudden departure of head designer, Frida Giannini, and CEO Patrizio di Marco early this past December, Gucci fell behind the design curve for Fall/Winter 2015. The designer-less brand basically had to do an entire “180” in the midst of one of the most important moments in fashion. Rumors of the return of Tom Ford as head designer, arose and have recently been put to rest at the close of their Milan Fashion Week show. Head accessories designer, Alessandro Michele, took a bow, accompanied by a small team of designers, highlighting him as the new head designer appointee.
Despite the fact that they only had a week to prepare, the collection turned out to be an over all success. Gucci’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection incorporated a few stand out pieces and trends forecasted for this upcoming season. One stand-out trend that really stirred up some conversation was the collections touch of “Gender Bending”. This touch of androgyny has been one that has been explored by designers like Prada, and Britain’s blossoming designer, J.W. Anderson this Fall/Winter.
While feminine accents like big flowy bows, and sheer lace may have been a little tough for some critics to swallow, Gucci was right on trend for 2015’s fall/winter fashion. For what it’s worth, the effort and amazing turn around despite tremendous troubles was amazing. Job well done Gucci.
For a full glimpse at all of Gucci’s Fall/Winter 2015 looks check out Style.Com.