Style Inspiration: Gucci Girls
Wednesday 10th February, 2016
YOU MAY OR MAY NOT have noticed, but fashion has gone through a small revolution. The coup d’etat was initiated by Alessandro Michele, who took the helm of Gucci one year ago, and gave the retro geek look an allure so great, that everyone from young fashion editors to elegant residents of the Upper East Side is suddenly inspired by the quirky librarian ensembles. There is an endless appeal in the colourful vintage-y pieces, from pleated dresses with fur and silk details, to frilly chiffon blouses and fur-lined loafers, for they are clothes women want to wear and look good in. With the fashion month ahead of us, it is very likely that any floral dresses, chevron-print pantsuits, metallic skirts, and appliqué sweaters worn by the fashion crowd, will be made by the iconic Italian house. It is rare that a single newcomer at a fashion house shakes up the industry to such an extent, and magical that Michele’s whimsical designs are embraced across fashion.
Images: 1, 4, 5, 11 – Tommy Ton, 2 – Bonheur, 3 – Caroline’s Mode, 6 – Reebonz, 7 – Irrelevance, 8, 17 – L’Officiel, 9 – A Love Is Blind, 10 – College Vintage, 12 – Gastrochic, 13 – E! Online, 14 – Look de Pernille, 15 – Because I’m Addicted, 16 – The Closet Squad
Victoria Berezhna Fashion Contributor, London
Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.