Gucci Cruise Spring/Summer 2019

Alessandro Michele, creative director of Gucci, chose to transport the audience to the Alyscamps, a Roman necropolis in the southern French city of Arles, in order to present his cruise collection. With the imagery that Gucci always creates, this collection didn’t disappoint. As a mix of eras, situations (from what would be a figurine in opera to widows in green-and-black strap dresses), and characters, the runway show was a demonstration of high artistic ability. While not all of the collection was ready to wear out of the runway, Gucci brought some interesting concepts. Animal prints, plaid, high-waisted trousers, a mix of prints in pink and green, flower prints, and a selection of necklaces with crosses. The black-and-white dress with lace collar was not too dramatic to wear outside of the runway at a formal occasion. The oversized blazer in brown velvet was also an interesting look. In general, Gucci was artistic, theatrical, and powerful, but with not a lot of options that we could consider ready to wear.