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Gucci FW18: 'The Cyborg Manifesto' by Alessandro Michele

A challenge to the imposition of a binary identity that distracts and meditates

Gucci FW18: 'The Cyborg Manifesto' by Alessandro Michele A challenge to the imposition of a binary identity that distracts and meditates

An almost liturgical music announces the beginning of the Gucci FW18 fashion show. An operating room chair, a physical manifestation of the creative process put in place by Alessandro Michele, is positioned at the center of the room, capturing the gaze of those present, while the models begin to descend on the catwalk.

 

Alessandro Michele does not show mere clothes and does not show a simple collection: Gucci FW18 is a challenge to the imposition of a binary identity, based on the normal/abnormal archetype; a declaration of intent in which the fluid metaphorically celebrated, the hybrid capable of transcending the dichotomous limits. The Gucci Cyborg presented on the catwalk is a post-human concept that fuses culture and nature and opens the way to an emancipatory choice on the identity of the individual.

Soft draping alternating with drier and crude cuts, complete alternating with long evening dresses in soft alcantara, what surprised the Gucci FW18 collection were the unusual accessories: models with dragons, chameleons and even reproductions of their heads on their lap. Headpieces, lace masks, fused extravagance without effort to the simple essence of the proposed garments, identity is a creative process that takes shape in Alessandro Michele's FW18 proposals that distracts and reflects at the same time.

Gucci FW18 is when ethical reasoning meets high fashion.

images courtesy of Gucci