Alessandro Michele has taken Gucci on another trip to the ancient world, with his new prefall 2019 ad campaign that juxtaposes rollerbladers inside the Temple of Hera; with an added technological twist to its app.
FashionNetwork.com examines how diversity and inclusivity have now become strategic issues, as shown by the policies adopted by many labels, at a time when faux pas, notably about racism, are no longer tolerated.
Following last month's blackface controversy, the Kering-owned luxury brand has launched "Gucci Changemakers", a project aiming to promote diversity both at the company and around the world, starting with the USA.
In Milan the parting farewell generally addressed to a friend by the Milanese is "buon lavoro," literally "good work," which after a very busy week in the Italian fashion capital, summed up the mood and the style here.
Masks of all shades and sizes took over the Gucci catwalk on Wednesday as the Italian luxury label kicked off Milan’s leg of the Autumn/Winter runway season with an eclectic show rich in patterns, colours and headpieces.
After being helmed by the German designer for 35 years, the luxury label has opted for continuity with Virginie Viard, who will need to adapt to a market with an increasingly voracious appetite for novelty.
After slowing down in the last three years, the Italian label owned by Kering is relying on new creative director Daniel Lee, whose first show is scheduled on February 22 in Milan, to return to growth.
The luxury group's leading label posted record results in 2018, and is expecting to grow at twice the market’s rate in 2019, reaching a 40% operating margin, as it prepares to launch a high jewellery line.