Gucci presents its menswear collection for autumn-winter 2012. He is searching for a name for that rose. Tucked into the pocket of an evening jacket like a secret memory. Saturated with blue and red ink from his writing. His dedication to Les fleurs du mal blossoms in the prints and in the jacquard effects. Unveiling a vocabulary of intellectual luxury for new Helmut Berger rebels.
Visconti grunge - “These are tormented poets with an effortless attitude, when it comes to mixing and creating a personal style,” explains Creative Director Frida Giannini, “Fabrics that allude to the nineteenth century, softly oversized pieces, shirts with a dandy hint, and the nonchalance of a newly-arrived young Hollywood actor.” With that magnetic, dreamy gaze of Leonardo DiCaprio in Total Eclipse.
Bohemian grunge - With warm layers overlapping, like the bud of a flower. Deconstructed coats with oversized lines and peacoats with Prussian details, back-belts, and metallic buttons. Double-breasted blazers for an aesthete, cardigan-sculptures, and jackets with boxy lines to promenade this season’s new style, short, free of volume, in botanical prints of roses and iris created exclusively for Gucci, for a graphic fil rouge along with tapestry prints and micropatterns.
A hedonistic black-out. For the reinterpretation of the tuxedo. Dinner jackets and trousers in black velvet, impalpable and liquid. Trenches and blazers in lasercut ponyskin. Tuxedo jackets. To open the doors of a romantic cabinet of curiosities.