This year Gucci has certainly pushed the limits of bizarre during the fall 2018 show.
The space resembled waiting area, while in the centre it was an operating room. On instagram the brand wrote «the concept reflects the work of a designer—the act of cutting, splicing and reconstructing materials and fabrics to create a new personality and identity with them. The materials used are typical of an operating room and the environment around it: PVC on the walls and floors, fire doors with panic-bars, LED lamps, and plastic chairs like those in a waiting room.” The designer Alessandro Michele said that his main source of inspiration was Donna Haraway’s 1984 A Cyborg Manifesto,which is an essay that questioned the boundaries between humans, animals and machines.
In terms of the collection the main accessories were; baby dragons, human heads as accessories, a third eye and face mask. In terms of the clothing there was a combination of everything mix of different fabrics, textures and fits. The gender stereotypes were questioned: suiting, bulky leather jackets were worn with eyeliner or large gold hoop earrings or tiny silk shorts. The theme that the designer envisioned is present in most of the looks; there was a normal pink party dress, that was covered in a sheer tulle Gucci bodybag, the same model also had a third eye.
Other eye-catching looks from the collection included Kabuki-inspired knitwear and ski masks adorned in jewels. My favourite look was the red silk retro inspired red dress with strong shoulders. I thought it was very cool and with the right accessories wearable.