Wednesday, December 14, 2016

GUCCI pre-fall 2017



In this ever-growing and expansive cavalcade of clothes, one would hope to see a collection that wasn’t so reminiscent of times gone by as well as the designer actually knocking himself off. The problem is that this excuse for a collection, as shown, is a laughable perversion of fashion.  The term “theater of the absurd” comes to mind!
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The Pre-Fall collection must be made up of 100s of pieces which are assembled to look as ridiculous and cartoonish  as possible yet begs to be dissected as buried within this morass there are some wearable if not even “likable” pieces but none of them are other than borrowed inspirations.  Michele took his swipes at Chanel, Tisci’s Givenchy, Schiaparelli, YSL, Hermes, Adidas and so many more to create a souk of hand me down looks piled on to make his statement which he believes is that more is better.. As in the more ridiculous the better. It’s sort of like a “I have a bridge to sell you “as in ... this is supposedly” a la mode” 
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The sad part of it all is that the clothes singularly perpetrate the fraud of fashion where hype rules and actual fashion, creativity and style are absent; maybe he was prescient in seeing the age of “con” before that spray tanned thing we now refer to as president-elect.  Papa Gucci must have spun his way to the center of the earth by now as all the years he spent creating one of the industry’s first status symbols have been reduced to an array of clown costumes that appeal to the fashion victims who inhabit the world.
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