Simply known as the Gucci Garden collection (just take one quick look at the print and you’ll figure it out), the collection will only be available in countries where Gucci offers e-commerce, and in our part of the world that means Australia, Japan and Korea. Still, if you want something bad enough, I’m sure you’ll find a way, even if it means sucking up to an overseas colleague you’d rather not owe any favours to. But for the sake of Gucci, it’s worth it, right?
Romantic and cheerfully colorful, the collection has it all, from varsity jackets to sneakers, from pleated A-line skirts to mules and sweaters. Everything is meant to be layered and played with, and will surely appeal to those, who like Michele’s way of intertwining completely different patterns and geek-chic styles with one another.
Although exuding Gucci’s signature sophisticated style, the Gucci Garden 2016 capsule collection is not only ready-to-wear, but also features pieces that are closer to street style (a multi-colorful kind of street style) rather than haute couture. From reversible zip-up bombers to shorts, the entire line-up elegantly veers towards a younger audience, playing with stars, snakes, flowers and colorful contrasting hems.
The only catch with “Gucci Garden” is that the collection is online only. Electing not to include these pieces to any retailer may be as whimsical as the featured patterns, but it certainly feeds to the now mythic status that Gucci retains amongst its competitors. And should you find yourself in need of attire for a luxury garden party that doesn’t frown on a little retro-flair, this collection is here for you.
Besides the Dionysus bag that will come in 3 sizes, there’s also a zip-around wallet, along with the shoes, one a sneaker, the other a pair of mules that come adorned with another Gucci signature, the Horsebit buckle. There will also be a selection of RTW, from a reversible zip-up bomber jacket in silk twill to skirts that come pleated in silk crêpe de chine. There are shorts, there are dresses, there’s even a cardigan, all essential wardrobe staples that will help you become the Alessandro Michele’s quintessential Gucci girl of today.