The aesthetic genius of Alessandro Michele struck again yesterday, as the designer presented his AW16 collection for the house of Gucci. As with his past collections (which now numbers eight total), Michele’s autumn/winter offering was the pinnacle of eccentric eclecticism, with cultural references ranging from ’80s couture and ’70s bikers to 16th century portraiture. The depth of Michele’s inspiration was tangible in the clothes themselves, which were nothing short of wearable masterpieces. From the layers of pearls that would make Anne Boleyn salivate to the cheeky spray painted tote bag, this just may be Michele’s best outing yet.
The final score stands as is: Gucci, 1. Everyone else? Still in the locker room.
images via Vogue Runway