gucci cool kids
Gucci´s SS16 line and styling are nice. Really nice. Alessandro Michele is obviously doing a good job mixing groovy wall paper patterns, showing how the blouse with a large bow can look cool and those TV screen sized glasses are not just about costume parties. The styling is actually looking cool and youthful, both on women and men. When looking at these images, the first thing that comes to mind is late 60´s, early 70´s european bohemian culture elite youth. Before boho hit the streets and e v e ry b o d y was wearing flares, ponchos and large knits.
I remember the times when 60´s styling and patterns were in fashion the last time in mid 90´s. It is always interesting to see how they are referenced today and mixed with the current aesthetic. If I would still be in my early 20´s or in high school, I´d be definitely trying this out. This styling is made for using stuff from second hand shops and thrift stores. And you can modify the original 60´s wear by tucking it in to fit your body, collar line or adding embroidery. This was the era of polyester and other oil based fibers. The fabrics had structure and interesting surfaces. You could mix any color or pattern with each other.
I love almost everything about these looks. The playfulness with collars and groovy neckwear is especially delightful. The only thing I would change is the posture on these
kids models. Although if I remember correctly, the music icon Jarvis Cocker who paraded this trend in early 90´s, had terrible posture. Maybe it´s because it is trying to send a certain message about being a britt, not caring too much and how to be laid back. Literately. Must be because I´m almost forty myself and my father taught me posture was important. Stand up straight and be a proud geek / weirdo / nerd / underdog that you are.
People take you more seriously if you have good posture.