The Gucci Men’s SS17 collection was part preppy with the schoolboy blazers reminiscent of boarding school uniforms, yet also had traces of the luxe sportswear with the embroidered silk/satin jackets; a unification of both the East and the West with the Chinese-styled buttons and motifs from ancient Chinese folklore, but yet sneaking Donald Duck in some of these motifs if you look closely enough and then pairing all this with a bow tie and cummerbund; and also the Modern and the Retro.
For Gucci’s Men’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, Creative Director Alessandro Michele gets inspired by the idea of traveller. This season, Michele bases the collection around Italian scholar Claudio Magris’s philosophy, who takes the traveller as “an archaeologist through different layers of reality, to read even the hidden signs under other signs, to collect as many existences and stories as possible, and save them from the flow of time and from the erasing wave of oblivion”. Perhaps this idea of melding different worlds together.
In short, the traveller embarks on a journey of self-exploration, collecting and storing memories and “stories”along the way; all of which, through time, become imbued with nostalgia in some way or other.