The art and fashion worlds have long been intertwined, influencing each other both directly and indirectly for centuries, but this symbiosis was taken to new heights at Gucci’s Fall 2016 show. Creative Director, Alessandro Michele did what no designer has done before, and invited a street artist who has made a career pilfering the Gucci logo (he even goes by the moniker GucciGhost), to collaborate with him on his collection. Trevor Andrew, the artist, flew to Milan to doodle on bags and create custom prints which were subsequently woven into the existing collection—you can see his temporary studio in the Gucci offices on his Instagram account. Unveiled at today’s runway show, the resulting items add a brilliant dash of street-cool to Michele’s already fresh aesthetic. We predict the delightfully wearable pieces—denoted with a pink tag—will be greeted with open arms by fashion-forward consumers and street-style mavens alike. The surprising move further solidifies the emergence of street art as a viable influence in the high fashion world. Conceptual clothing that’s not too precious to be worn with jeans and sneakers is clearly here to stay, and we’re pretty excited about it.
Watch the full show and all of the pieces here.