There are plenty of complex, thoughtful words we could write about today’s Gucci show, but our purest, most visceral reaction is simply this: WANT. IT. ALL.
Alessandro Michele, the ultra-buzzy designer who was appointed creative director of the Italian label in January 2015, sent out a parade of models decked out in his signature maximalist threads: quilted, fur-trimmed dresses adorned with embellished owls, Pepto-pink furs paired with matching leather gloves, and ruffled capes, gowns, and sweaters in poppy red and pale lime green.
Accessories—fast proving to be one of the rejuvenated label’s strong suits—were similarly of the more-is-more variety. There were sky-high wedge sandals, metallic Mary Janes, sequined caps, and veiled chapeaux, along with sporty striped satchels and a tongue-in-cheek tote spray-painted with the word Real. The designer made the clever move of inviting Brooklyn-based graffiti artist Gucci Ghost (real name Trevor Andrew), who is known for repurposing the iconic double-G logo on trash cans, walls, and vintage clothing, to collaborate with the house officially.
“I saw the way Trevor was using the symbol of the company and I thought it was quite genius,” Michele told Women’s Wear Daily. “It’s completely different than the idea of copying. It’s the idea that you try to [take to] the street, through language like graffiti, the symbols of the company.”
Click through the slideshow to see 25 photos from the collection that we’re tempted to paste all over our closet (or at least make our desktop background) right now.