Gucci unmasked

fashion June 12, 2019 17:27

By THE NATION

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Bangkok fashionistas get an eyeful of the Italian label's collections for autumn and winter -but without those masks



Gucci recently offered Thai fashionistas a preview of its latest Autumn-Winter 2019 Women’s and Men’s collections, which made their debut to both wonder and critical acclaim during Milan Fashion Week 2019. The showcase was held in the lush surroundings of the Glass House at Nai Lert Heritage Home. 

On display were the runway looks of statement-making clothing and accessories from the collection as well as a number of rare home decor items from Gucci Decor collection. Emmanuel Delrieu, president of Gucci, South East Asia Pacific region, flew into town to join the event.

Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele was inspired by German-American philosopher Hannah Arendt and her concept of “The Mask as a Cut Between Visible and Invisible”. Michele played with the magic ambiguity of a mask and its dual function of showing and hiding at the same time.

“The mask lets us show ourselves as we please and play our acting role as we think is best. It’s the possibility to choose how to exercise our freedom to show ourselves through a powerful filter that constantly selects what we want to share about us and what we want to conceal,” Michele explained after the Milan show.

The accents of this collection were on new tailoring for both a feminine and masculine look with oversized vintage jackets suits, black-and-white hounds tooth check, G Rhombus motif, elastic jump trousers and sartorial labels. 

For women’s wear, mini dresses, trompe l’oeil sequin gowns, pencil dresses and three-piece suits were among the highlights. 

For the men, it was tops with Victorian ruffle collars or made of delicate lace, and jumpsuits that reflected the blurred gender lines. 

These looks were embellished with delightful accessories including gilded ear-pieces, GG-logo kneepads, sneakers and leather shoes.