Bold Age: Gucci Fall 2016

Gucci’s new creative director Alessandro Michele isn’t afraid of a little color, or a lot. Or shapes. Or materials. He utilizes them wildly, boldly, yet judiciously when called for. All of which makes for a sensuous bounty — a pleasure to watch season after season.

Perhaps his largest lineup to date, fall saw more of Michele’s eclectic characters: his cocktail-party girls, gala-goers, retro-diggers, and his mousy, studious types. Cascades of rainbow chiffon, piles of brocades, layers of sequins, and a ring on every finger (as the designer himself wears) fit together like pieces from different jigsaw puzzles — mismatched yet so right. This is the art of randomness.

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