New collection of Gucci Resort 2019
The Creative Director of the Gucci Fashion House announced in December of last year that the next venue for the 2019 Resort collection will be Arles, located in Provence, France, namely the Alicamp Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For almost 1500 years Aliskamp was a local necropolis for the deceased townspeople – the rich commemorated the memory of themselves with luxurious mausoleums, ordinary people were content with sarcophagi from the local limestone. Alikamp gained fame due to the many buried here popular people (among them were Saint Genesis and the first bishop of Arles). An interesting fact is that this area once served as inspiration for writing the chapter “Hell” in the “Divine Comedy” of the famous Dante Alighieri.
It is possible that it was the “Divine Comedy” that became one of the main sources of inspiration for the creation of the new collection of the Gucci Resort 2019.
Fashion show was held at night under the open sky, which already gave the show a mystical mood. A fire was placed in the center of the podium. Mystics of what was happening were added by fog from smoke machines, lighted candles and music – Vespro della Beata Vergine by the Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi. Opened the show model in the image of a European aristocrat in a pink suit, complemented by guipure bright green pantyhose, a white blouse with a Victorian collar and a massive brooch in the form of a cross.
After it, were presented more than 100 images, which the creative director of the brand Alessandro Mikkele enveloped the atmosphere of mysticism and a kind of eccentricity. Despite the pretentious masks, gothic details and religious motives, Mikkel does not change her style for several seasons in a row. Once again, the designer shows his love for the 1980s with their excessive brightness and variety of palette, Asian aesthetics (maybe because of good sales in the Asian market?), And skillfully managed with eclecticism, combining seemingly incongruous things and accessories .
At the end of the show, another pleasant surprise awaited the guests: right after the show Elton John appeared on the podium, who already worked with Mikkel more than once, and he, in turn, created costumes for the concert tour of the British singer.