Alessandro Michele took the reigns at Gucci in January—succeeding longtime creative director Frida Giannini—and already the young designer is receiving widespread acclaim from the industry crowd for the changes he’s bringing to one of the world’s most distinctive fashion brands.
Michele impressed again at today’s Spring 2016 Milan Fashion Week showcase, delivering a collection of clothes and accessories that felt fresh, quirky, witty, and very relevant.
Each look came with a distinct touch: an oversize pussy bow; a frothy, sheer ruffle. The color scheme pitched from sugary pastels to bright greens and watermelon.
The accessories were equally incredible, and models showed off Gucci’s now-famous fur-lined leather slippers as well as a new T-strap footwear design featuring a platform heel that we predict will become spring’s It item. Although bags on Gucci’s spring runway were revived by beading and bold motifs, Michele certainly hasn’t done away with the brand’s iconic logo or red-and-green palette.
Click through the gallery to check out the 18 incredible looks we loved most from Gucci’s Spring ’16 line.