Gucci’s Autumn/Winter collection for 2015-16 explores what it means to be contemporary. The collection does not limit itself to a simple recording of the present, rather it embodies that elusive threshold between the ‘no longer’ and the ‘not yet’. This is a threshold of temporal fluxes, where relics of the past merge with signs of the future. We know all this sounds really ethereal, Gucci really has managed to translate this vision onto its Autumn/Winter 2015 collection.
Within this frame, forgotten fragments become incorporated into new horizons of meaning: flowers borrowed from tapestries abandoned in old attics, birds embroidering precious promises of love inspired by Georgian atmospheres, pleated dresses whose folds overflow with memories. The collection celebrates untimely details, quintessential interferences, discrepancies and diachronies, which reclaim their discordance with the present in order to better comprehend the present itself.