gucci - alessandro michele - ss 2019
Once again, this feeling I get from discocering fashion designed and presented by Alessandro Michele for GUCCI, a feeling of recognition. A similar feeling as in Marcel Proust's "In Search of Lost Time" when the Madeleine cake, after being dipped in the lindenflower tea and brought to the mouth, gives overwhelming rise of memories from history! I feel so much more for fashion when the factor of historical recognition has a major part in the innovation of fashion! This visionary way of looking at fashion that reflect on todays society, is based upon history and provides hope for a more innovative and promising future. In the new collection presented yesterday for GUCCI, I fall into the future while living the 70s-80s in a Parisian bar surrounded by the most inspiring creative people possible. Having a blast!
In one of the worlds most famous essays ”The Dandy”, Baudelaire sanctifies the dandy as the last hero of modern life a man who tries valiantly to preserve an aristocratic rule of conformity in the face om rampand cosumerism. I feel that Alessandro Michele thru GUCCI and thru the historical aristocratical produce something that we recognize, but can not find out exactly what. I have learned so much about fashionhistory and philosophers opinion about fashion. Purdy writes for example that Simmels brilliance lies in his ability to elucidate this tension between social pressure and personal freedom at every moment in the fashion cycle. Simmel expressed that the whole history of society is reflected in the striking conflicts, the compromises, slowly won and quickly lost, between socialistic adaptation to society and individual departure from its demands. Alessandro Micheles has, in this respect, a magic way of expressing personal freedom in todays fashion. Alessandro shows individuality in a most expressive form and yet it get socially wide accepted. With this collection the designer for GUCCI proves again his vurm and knowledge for history, litteratur, religion and art. He puts in his knowledge and creative mind in a bowl and then his magic fingers picks up the elements in an choosen specific order, that only he can master, and everything falls in the right place. With this collection I am feeling a blast from Paris. A blast from the 70s and 80s of French glamour. Alessandro, is one of very few creative designers of today, that keeps being legit with every new collection in an innovative way. He is like an idol to me an I am proud to call me a hysteric fan.
Here I present a few of my choice of top female looks from his latest collection for GUCCI ss2019. Amaxing amazing! xoxo
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