Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gucci resort 2019


 At the beginning of his fashion demolition career, it had occurred to me that he was a fool. As his trajectory continued, the clownish collections he has shown have catapulted him to this sort of iconic status via media hype and fawning bought and paid for reviews. With this current collection, my gut tells me that this is so forced, so trying to be eccentric that the engine must be losing steam. All that bullcrap blah blah blah is just that BUT then there are for the pieces … I STRESS PIECES... that are truly amazing but are out of reach for the majority of his status seeking fashion victim clientele.
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For the first time, I was able to see PIECES that could translate to sales and appeal but it is with this piling on of intentionally overly distracting and  eccentric inducing accessories, anything resembling wearable clothes is pretty well hidden. This is all about shock value for the sake of shock and awe. 
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There aren’t many collections that can be described as being an ode to Rollerina but alas here it was. Not to mention that thrift stores worldwide must be damp with excitement and the prospect of yet another banner season fueled by yet another fashion carnival.

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Pigeon toed fat ankled models don’t exactly add any mystique nor the purposely absurdly heavy lace tights worn with clumsy, dowdy or just plain odd shoes. Without a doubt, if not for accessories, the brand would be paddling water. Once upon a time, not long ago,  I recall reading how the brand wasn’t interested in pursuing logo mania but alas, I guess Michele was lost in his own world of more is better and far too self-involved to have read that missive.
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Yes, the scarf archive has been raided and clothes resemble anything from actual clown suits and kimonos to actual Halloween costumes but the important element of these collections is the HYPE, the regurgitated ramblings of this addled young man who has come to believe his own press. 
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Rather than go on let’s see how many adjectives I can find t describe this spectacle of bad taste… peculiar, nerdy, Chanel-ish, funereal, clownish, heavy handed, forced, off the charts, nerdy, repellent, masturbatory, childish, unnecessary, deliberate, overdone, chaotic, purposely outlandish and I’m guessing there must be about 20 or 30 more but I think I made my point.