After Dior staged its cruise show at the beautiful Blenheim Palace last month, Gucci followed in a similarly opulent manner, presenting their pre-spring/summer 2017 collection at London’s Westminster Abbey. Creative Director Alessandro Michele commented, “The idea of the show is an homage to the city, because I love English people“.
Among the models were Brits Erin O’Connor and Jacquetta Wheeler, who strutted down the catwalk, and through the arches of the Abbey, in a variety of kooky and eccentric designs. Silk headscarves, heritage tartans and quilted jackets were showcased alongside embroidered oversized denim jackets, bleach-splattered jeans and layers and accessories adorned with a cat’s face.
Michele commented, “Fashion is about clothes and colours – it’s not serious; I’m not serious. I try to have fun always“, and this was crystal clear in Gucci’s latest show.