Woah, Nelly! New Gucci Has All the Answers

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Leandra Medine | February 24, 2016

So this is where fashion is headed

Gucci’s Winter 16 collection was six looks shorter than its Pre-Fall collection but not at all lacking in the department of innovation, a problem it ran the risk of bumping into given the overwhelming popularity of The New Eccentric — a personality that the house has manufactured under the stewardship of its new creative director, Alessandro Michele. How long, after all, could a pair of thick rimmed glasses paired with a brocade dress and coat plus mink cuffs actually feel fresh, anyway? But not to worry, nurturers of the sequined cat and honorers of the tall-as-human platform — Michele is shrewdly doing his part to ensure that the new tricks don’t become old tricks, injecting what appears like a sedated take on The Eccentric in some instances and offering up a couple of styling tips to use at your leisure.

Let’s break those down, shall we?

Tip #1: Buy a double breast men’s coat that is 5x your size and wear it with skinny jeans (incidentally not yet dead in Milan) that you’ve cut to feature fray.

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Tip #2: Consider what a pair of white socks would look like paired with your favorite metallic sandals. Give yourself a pat on the back if against better judgement and knowing that Gucci’s Spring 2016 slide would become the shoe on every foot in fashion, you still bought them. You deserve it because now you can wear them all fall/winter long with white socks (and even paint your own green and red stripes onto them should you feel so inclined!).

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Tip #3: Monochrome top-to-bottom in curious colors. Black and white are fine, whatever, but turquoise is the definitive opposite of obvious, eh?

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Tip #4: Don’t underestimate your suit. No, it’s not “over,” and neither do you look overly corporate — especially, I might add, if you can dig up a tassel belt to wear looped around your collar hanging by your bosoms and an old necklace from the embellished-bauble days of yore to fasten across the front lapels.

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Tip #5: Donna Summers may have called it “The Last Dance,” but ’round these parts, they look more like the clash dance. And in this reality, there is no such print unwelcome above the waist line. Take an old printed tie from your dad, or brother, or partner and tie it around your neck, pussy bow-style. Add a counter print cardigan and still another printed button down to layer under the cardigan, then include a bomber, or blazer, or whatever you feel most comfortable using a top layer and shake your hips from side to side while you parody ’70s lyrics on the ’16 stage.

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I feel like a new person. You?

Photographs via Vogue Runway

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  • http://www.addictedtolace.com Roshni C

    Not so sure how to react to this, so I’m just going to use the adjective “interesting” 😛
    Personally, I could NEVER wear that many prints together :/

    http://addictedtolace.com

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  • https://britanniarules.wordpress.com/ britanniarules

    Great Odin’s ravens! These are beauteous! That turquoise one is everything I want.

  • http://yeyechic.com/ Elena Dumitriu

    Nothing about the infamous red tights? I love them!

    • Leandra Medine

      All the colored tights!

      • Aydan

        so Gossip Girl

        • Aggie

          OMG you’re right. This could be Blair Waldorf’s closet :O

  • ReadER451

    I hope slide 23 or 31 make it on the Oscars red carpet.

  • http://thecheapishly.com/ Hannah

    All I want to do right now is run home and see how many oddly colored monochromatic outfits I can put together with what’s already in my closet.

    Then I want to sit and think of ways I can MacGuyver myself a passable version of that jaguar-appliquéd varsity sweater, please and thank you very much.

    http://www.HomemadeBanana.com

  • Yvonne Dunlevie

    I can crush the monochrome game just sadly not so much in turquoise. WORKING on it though.

  • Julie Meowmeows

    So this is where all of the color has been in fashion! Gucci’s been hoarding it! And to this I say – YAY!

  • http://www.cherry-mag.com CHERRYMAG

    he’s a genius!

    xx
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  • http://www.thesartorialedit.com natalieaja

    Alessandro never lets me down, another amazing Gucci show in the books! x

  • Oana

    I swear these are the exact looks from the Gucci show that I chose to save on my Pinterest board for future inspiration. I guess great minds think alike 😀

  • Lou

    He’s a genius. Would love to see an interview with him on Manrepeller, or even better a chat room.

    • Leandra Medine

      ONIT

  • Ali Peat

    Monochrome top-to-bottom is probable best left to the Queen of England! I do love the collection overall though, minus the socks and suits!

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  • Marta Millere

    Srsly losing it right now! Adore the mix of 90s sporty and grandma chic. Can’t wait to wear a big coat over skinny jeans or a mix of three prints all at once! Also — the styling is ten times better compared to the last show…these clothes were put together in a super smart and outfit-y way. Go Alessandro!

  • meme

    This gives me joy, pure joy. Such a breath of fresh air.

    • Leandra Medine

      That’s what this is all about.

  • Claire

    I think I’m in love, possibly my favorite collection yet!!!

    http://www.outfitsandobservations.blogspot.com

  • Andy

    Those navy blue velvet pants in the last photo! WOW!