The dynamics of a global business are hard to comprehend, and Gucci, being one of the world’s most successful companies, has a ruthless, hard-edged quality; this makes Michele’s appointment yet more unique. Somebody saw a determination in his designs, to challenge the status quo of high fashion, and bravely believed in his vision.
Michele premiered this vision in February 2015, with an incredible collection, featuring elements of folk patterns, 70’s detailing, clever uses of fur and accessories, and a vast array of fabrics; heavy wools in tailored coats, silks that looked fluid and metallic, and chiffon which layered to create a dreamy impression. His next collection was yet more accomplished, with the one standout piece being a long dress, in a mix of bold yellow, blue, purple, green and red, with trompe l’oeil ruffles, bows, and a belt. It was an incredible creation, which, for many, firmly cemented Michele as, already, one of the greats. Throughout the collection the heady mix of colours and fabrics, mixed with the intricate embroidery, kooky accessories, and a subtle sexiness - dazzled.
His recent pre-fall show proved equally successfully as his first two, with Instagram going wild over every new garment.