For the showcase of the Gucci Resort 2018 collection Alessandro Michele set his sights high for a location with impact; “at the beginning, everything started in the Mediterranean, the Greek and Roman cultures,” he said. “But we couldn’t have Athens,” GUCCI tried for the Parthenon “so I went to the next big step in civilization, the Renaissance, so we came here to Florence, the fascinating metropolis of the past, the place which had the power of big money.” So there was Michele, stuck with plan B: the Palatine gallery of the Palazzo Pitti in Florence.
The one-liner that sums up the whole collection? “Renaissance rock ‘n’ roll.” Vogue called it Michele’s “Italianate magpie eye for excess and extravagance roams unfettered across centuries,” taking everything from ’60s psychedelic print palazzo pantsuits to ’70s-accented Renaissance revival gowns to substantial capes, windowpane checked tweed tailoring, and sensible quilted outdoor coats. He knows how strong the following is for anything that’s embroidered or sparkles.
The Le Louvre highlights for Gucci Resort 2018 are Alessandro Michele’s continued exploration of flora and fauna. Our pick this season is the gorgeous and fresh rose/vine print on silk twill. Dream!! Not to mention the continuation of the python and royal bumble bee story that have become Gucci’s signature motifs.
Le Louvre is only multi brand boutique in the southern hemisphere to carry the Gucci Resort 2018 collection. This is your access to view a unique selection hand picked by our buyers.
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