On the opening day of Milan Fashion Week, Italian luxury brand Gucci showcased their new fall ready-to-wear collection, Rhizomatic Scores.
Creative director Alessandro Michele managed to achieve the impossible by pinning down seemingly ever-occupied photographer/writer/designer/artist/now-model, (is there anything she can’t do?) Petra Collins to walk the runway of his show on February 25, 2016. The feminist icon embodies the quintessential Gucci Girl: Petra’s feminine, bohemian charm pairs harmoniously with the brand’s reimaged understated, playful glamour introduced by Michele when he took over creative reigns at the company in 2015. (See Gucci’s SS16 campaign video featuring coltish youth clad in lux, decorated garments roaming the industrialized underground of Berlin.)
Collins confidently rocked the collection’s opulent statement piece: a matador-esque suit embellished with deep magenta and gold hues, layered prints and a fusion of rich fabrics such as satin and sequins. “It’s floral, baroque, something that Bowie would wear as Ziggy Stardust,” Petra elated in an interview with Vogue. We love the youthful energy Michele is stirring up within the bourgeois glam of the Gucci of the past, as the fresh director continues to develop a revitalized label while maintaining the brand’s signature commitment to rich materials, lush designs and effortless elegance.