MANIFESTO

#61

ART NOW

GUCCI'S HACKING

2021.05.30

Art Direction FLORIA SIGISMONDI
and ALESSANDRO MICHELE

There is the idea that no two people are the same, much in the way that no two interpretations of creative work can coincide completely.

Gucci has turned 100 this year and if there is something the brand has taught us is that at the very foundation of self-expression there is the idea that no two people are the same, much in the way that no two interpretations of creative work can coincide completely. Through show invitation, the brand literally reminded us all that fashion, as a form of aesthetic expression, turns into a game in which one must connect the dots and fill in the blanks. There is no right or wrong in fashion, but let’s say that we had to get the GUCCIQUIZ! right in order to virtually attend the House’s Aria Collection show.
Alessandro Michele celebrated the house milestones reexamining its history, from Look 1 red velvet tuxedo designed by Tom Ford, to the equestrian codes: the hat, the harness, the boots, the riding-whip, they all get a fetish nuance still maintaining their aristocratic heritage. Set on the notes of a peculiar soundtrack where the “Gucci” word kept echoing as a mantra, enhancing the brand pop power, the Creative Director took us on a fabulously idiosyncratic journey which encompassed Gucci’s first century and culminated with Balenciaga “quotation”, the first output from Michele’s hacking lab. An act of thievery which just made us remember that freedom is probably the reason why we all love fashion so much. A place for self-expression where there are no boundaries.

RIVE DROITE

SAINT LAURENT BY
VANESSA BEECROFT

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Saint Laurent invites Vanessa Beecroft to photograph the Spring 23 collection: a selection of 14 polaroids is on display at Rive Droite stores in Paris and Los Angeles. 

COLLECTION

Gucci Après-Ski

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The Maison presents the new Gucci Après-Ski collection, a selection of garments designed for a luxurious and refined high-altitude season told through a retro campaign inspired by the relaxed atmosphere of winter holidays.

JACQUEMUS

"LE RAPHIA"

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Under a relentless rain of raffia, that breaks in like a summer storm, Jacquemus presents its new Spring Summer 2023 collection, titled “Le Raphia”. The natural fiber becomes the undisputed star moving from its raw essence to being extremely luxurious.

CELINE

Age of Indieness

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Age of Indieness spotlights an aesthetic raised from the indie-sleaze era of the 1990s and early 2000s, Celine’s Winter 2023 collection, designed by Hedi Slimane, walk the catwalk at the Wiltern Theatre in the heart of Los Angeles.

Fashion

Chanel
Métiers d’Art

2022.12.09

The Chanel Métiers d’Art 2022/23 collection, presented under the artistic direction of Virginie Viard, parades at the Palais de Justice in Dakar, capital of Senegal. The show is unique in terms of creativity, and a tribute to the savoir-faire of the place.