Trompe-l’œil. This could be the motto of the Gucci Cruise 2015 collection designed by creative director Frida Giannini.
Trompe-l’œil as technical craftsmanship – see the new carryall layered tote bag based on a double construction.
Trompe-l’œil as virtuosity – see the foulards, dresses, skirts and coats in nappa and plongé leather as supple and soft as silk.
Trompe-l’œil as imitation – see the three-dimensional flower shape crystal embroideries.
But most of all trompe-l’œil as illusion.
Illusion could also be one way to define luxury : the visible is apparently neutral (see the graphic lines of the architectured outerwear conceived as classic essentials, see the main color palette as soft and pale as a quiet garden in a winter morning sunlight), but the inner essence is perfectly sumptuous, fully feminine.
The surface is only a sheer apparence, the woman more subtle and subversive. Darker.
There are more ways to live as only in the sunlight. Night, dusk and dawn offer other opportunities, to be and to blossom.
This is the meaning of the reinterpretation of the iconic Flora pattern by Canadian painter Kris Knight : giving a nocturnal twist to the floral bouquet, he was inspired by antique Roman women who used specific flowers to command power over men – through seduction or sorcery.
Beyond the surface, you find sensuality (see the tactile detailings like python collars and mother of pearl snap buttons, or the unlined effect of plongé leather)
– beyond the surface is the world of mystery.
Let's follow the path paved by the color palette of the Gucci Cruise 2015 collection, from solar into dark, through pastel and neutral shades, starting with radiant blue essentials.
Gucci light blue silk crepe dress + Gucci silver metallic leather horsebit ankle boot
Gucci dusty blue wool peacoat with metal marina buttons + Gucci light blue stretch viscose oversized top
+ Gucci white techno cotton bermuda short + Gucci blue leather triangle scarf with navy blue leather edging
Gucci white ribbed stretch viscose top + Gucci pale yellow wool alpaca coat with metal marina buttons
+ Gucci pearl white stretch cotton 60's skinny pant + Gucci silver metallic leather horsebit loafer
+ Gucci off-white leather belt with interlocking G buckle + Gucci bamboo daily leather tote
Gucci pale yellow light matte cady dress + Gucci light grey leather horsebit ankle boot + Gucci light grey lady bamboo leather clutch
Gucci light grey silk crepe de chine shirt + Gucci mint green python coat
+ Gucci sage green techno stretch cady miniskirt with eyelet trim + Gucci bamboo daily leather top handle bag
Gucci pale yellow techno stretch cady 60's skinny pant + Gucci two-toned ramble leather layered tote
+ Gucci light beige python skinny belt with interlocking G buckle + Gucci flower shaped crystal embroidered rose beige suede horsebit loafer
Gucci camel leather skirt with metal marina buttons + Gucci beige leather with yellow leather edging triangle scarf
+ Gucci blue stonewashed denim shirt + Gucci ramble original GG canvas layered tote
Gucci pearl white and dusty blue fine cashmere sweater with striped sequin embroidery + Gucci bleach washed stretch denim skirt with orange and white flower crystal embroidery
+ Gucci light beige python horsebit knee boot
Gucci aquamarine python horsebit knee boot / Gucci dusty blue and pearl white striped cashmere sweater with flower shaped crystal embroidery
Gucci black flora print cotton canvas oversized sailor pant + Gucci pearl white stretch cotton jacket whith metal marina buttons + Gucci light blue bleach washed denim shirt
Gucci flora knight pale yellow light matte cady dress
Gucci light green flora knight print silk georgette dress with blue denim collar
Gucci flora knight dusty blue light matte cady dress
Gucci black flora knight print silk dress
Gucci black leather mid-heel horsebit ankle boot / Gucci black flora knight print silk crepe de chine shirt dress
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