Fashion editors and fashionistas cannot get enough of one design house at the moment – Gucci. Designer Alessandro Michele has transformed the Italian brand in the last few years, and created a Gucci style that is distinctive, innovative, bold, beautiful and a little bit bonkers.
It’s hard to even know where to begin to describe it. The eclectic look is a mix of geek/charity-shop/granny chic, but utilising all the fabrics you could imagine, and creating pieces that are both quirky and sexy, simultaneously. Cartoon pop art style printed fabrics, mixed with vintage style pieces, crochet, big overstated bows, loads of embellishment of all kinds, as well as floaty fabrics, big, weighty coats, and sheer chiffons and silks.
AW16 sees more of the same 1970s inspired Gucci style that stands out from the rest.
How do you interpret it for everyday wear. The best advice we can give is ‘go big on Gucci style, or go home’. Mix your prints, clash your patterns, oversize everything. Add daytime metallics, stripes, prints, and more, and just have fun with your fashion. Imagine yourself as a child in your dressing up box, and enjoy creating that wackiest of looks. Here’s our top 15 pieces to set you off on your own Gucci style path.
Clockwise, from top left: Block print dress, £60, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams, circle printed shirt, £35, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, paint print skirt, £29.99, H&M, sheepskin black coat, £900, French Connection, floral print dress, £27.99, New Look, oversized bow blouse, £29.99, H&M, heart glasses, £16, Floozie by Frost French @ Debenhams, gold heels, £24.99, New Look, bow cardigan, £15, JOY, leopard bag, £39, Debenhams, lace bomber, £24.99, New Look, pom pom cap, £12.99, New Look, gold skirt, £tbc, New Look, stripe culottes, £17.99, New Look