Alessandro Michele

Fashion illustration for the Instagram age



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Oh how I’m loving the Instagram-fuelled return of fashion illustration that’s been percolating for the last year or so. Instagram is the perfect platform for illustrators, having an emotional, almost tactile pull that filtered-to-the-hilt photography generally doesn’t. It’s a craft that we love to try to get close to, so any indication of work-in-progress tools – brushes, marker pens, sketch books, paint palettes – adds an extra layer of appeal. (more…)



Gucci goals: what to steal from Gucci AW16 menswear



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Haters gonna hate but I’m still loving Alessandro Michele’s Gucci.

There are some strong signatures coming through – the glamorous glasses, pyjama piping, ultra-fine suiting and semi-flared trousers, plus of course the gobstopper rings and reimagined loafers of every permutation. And for AW16 I love the high-crowned hats and leather bombers. (more…)



Gucci ad campaign SS16 by Glen Luchford



GUCCI ad campaign for ss16 by Glen Luchford

You know a designer’s doing well when they polarise industry opinion so strongly. Personally I’m still loving Alessandro Michele at Gucci, especially the semi-wasted dreamy vibe of this ss16 Gucci ad campaign, shot by Glen Luchford in Berlin. (more…)



New for now: Gucci pre-fall 2016



Gucci pre-fall 2016

Dear Gucci, why have you not pinned your pre-fall 2016 look book to your Pinterest boards yet? You have one of the best Pinterests around, and yet you’re missing a trick…

The newly released Gucci pre-fall 2016 shots are a feast of fabulosity for the eyes. So much colour, pattern and embroidery! Each outfit is a cacophony of ideas and styling, with bags front and centre. I’m liking the ramping up of the famous Gucci stripe as a key detail on the bags and I love the shrunken-sleeved kitten sweater. But I imagine it’s the embroidered denim that will really hit the mark with the high street. (more…)