“Blind for Love”.
“Aveugle par amour”.
Better than a poetry. A romantic litany. A personal mantra. Alessandro Michele repeats it in all of his garments, and Mathias Malzieu writes about it: just like a love story.
Fantasy reigns supreme in the catwalk: all in all, designers are also asked to do this: to amaze. They invite us to an unknown, yet fascinating world.
Outfits themselves tell tales: dresses embroidered with animal faces, stiff rouches which surround them trying to outline a story. Just like Mathias Malzieu did with his ill-fated main character, with Gaspard Neige, with the detective and the parrot. In that fantastic dimension specifically designed to reach its unique aim. A girl, a kiss, the Théâtre du Renard in Paris… And even more, the blue of the night, the stars, the wind whispering among leaves and flowers.
This is the atmosphere, this is the tale. A tale which goes on through golden rays on layers of tulle, through high heels shoes made of pearls or crystals. Moreover, moirè fabrics embroidered with broken hearts pierced by swords. “Coltivano l’inatteso – they nurture the unexpected” states Alessandro Michele.
New Fashion-Book crossover: Gucci vs Mathias Malzieu “il bacio più breve della storia – the smallest kiss ever made”. A romantic, dreamy, cheerful and theatrical book, just like the collection featuring Alessandro Michele. He and the author as well, do believe that love might destroy everything but ourselves, and that it is the narrator of that trip, where fashion turns into something fabled, surreal and even poetic… Romantic. At the same time Melzieu, together with the main character of the story, pushes himself to an impossible research of that woman, who, through a kiss, locked the man’s hearth with a heavy padlock.
A padlock which is unconditioned but full of desire of its own freedom of expression.
It is loaded with gasping breaths seeking each other, with two lips craving each other to get together and become a whole, whatever the cost. Even beyond what is plausible.
Topic of the day? Love affairs, since we are in a romantic mood. And what about you? Have you ever done anything crazy for love? Please leave a comment below.
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( image of Gucci SS17 taken from Request Models)