In the forefront of Gucci’s new quest for brand power and ultimate fashion world domination, recently titled creative director Alessandro Michele has changed the game with a new amplified design approach. Twisting his large personality with the brands edgy trademark in order to create the most recent spring 2016 RTW collection, one that spoke loudly with each step the models came and went down the catwalk.
The pieces of this collection incorporated a blend of hyper feminine silhouettes and geeky 70’s chic, through the use of sheer chiffons, satin overlays and flower embroidery. By combining the soft color palette of grass greens, turquoise, and rosé, with royal navy, burnt red and mixed metallic, the persona of the multicolored garments took on an unmatchable vintage appeal. Adorned by large framed bug eyed glasses and large neck bows influenced the styling aspect towards a more sophisticated and less matronly route.
For years now, Gucci has coveted its spot as one of the most spectacular jaw dropping runway shows, where the show even manages to catch some of the most fashion forward personalities off guard.
If Gucci can achieve such runways greatness, I am hopeful that the brands new dictating aesthetic is able to meet the ever so demanding consumer’s quality taste. While this assortment is expected to be large in quantity to meet those demands, Gucci’s integrity in the quality of their work is sure to give us the ‘quality over quantity’ feel we all seek to obtain.
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Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE,
a freelance fashion writer, poet,
photographer and abstract visual content producer.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University, where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column For
The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first of 25 Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University. And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early. Bringing him to four degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, from commercial retail management to corporate level ghost writing. Now - he the poet - T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent launch of the urban California lifestyle based fashion-art movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.