After managing to turn an ailing design house into one of the most exciting for several seasons straight, Alessandro Michele’s collection for Gucci today kicked off six days of catwalk shows began in Milan today. In a first, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi kicked off Milan Fashion Week with an industry lunch as international journalists and buyers descended on the city, home to fashion giants like Giorgio Armani and Prada.
Gucci, which last week reported a forecast-beating sales rebound in the fourth quarter, presented a vibrant and colorful autumn/winter 2016/2017 collection, which designer Alessandro Michele called "Rhizomatic Scores.”
From one-colored outfits -- including a pink furry coat teamed with pink tights, shoes, scarf and bag – to clashing print combinations and designs emblazoned with snake patterns, Michele showed a selection of eclectic looks. Models wore sequined skirts, tailored trouser suits, Chinese-style silk dresses, shiny brocade coats, capes, brightly colored tights and a range of hats. The looks were accessorized with an array of bags, platform heels and large glasses.