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Gucci takes travelators to heaven in its S/S 2020 show set

Gucci takes travelators to heaven in its S/S 2020 show set

9/22/2019 6:44:00 PM

Gucci takes travelators to heaven in its S/S 2020 show set

A monastic all-white show set, housed inside a sleek monochromatic box like a Brutalist place of worship. Church-like arches lined with grinding electrical shutters, revealing models moving through a metal chair-lined space on four aqua-toned airport t...

that lined the Perspex walls of travelators and the ceiling space directly above them.‘Focus’ is an apt way to describe the company’s recent structural efforts, where, of late, every item in its supply chain, has been closely examined. Bringing an X-Ray lens to its manufacturing processes,

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Gucciannounced earlier this month that it is now entirely carbon neutral, offsetting all green house emissions annually from its entire operations and supply chains.If Alessandro Michele has been ironically pigeonholed by his encyclopaedic references, and post modern mash up of genres, shapes and symbolism, S/S 2020 pushed a new perspective. The show began with the crunching sound of metal as the shutters on its arches were lifted. Through them appeared Michele’s first batch of models, moving zombie-like down the travelator runways, in eerily simplistic all white looks resembling straight jackets with thick buckles and grubby mental asylum pyjamas. Mid way through the show the red light flickered before plunging the audience into darkness amidst the buzzing sounds of lightbulbs blowing. Then, the electronic voice of

Crash Land (Bijoux Remix), ‘This is the way to do it’ ushered in a new uplifting mood. Models took to the catwalk in a simplified – yet still ostentatious – take on Michele’s mindset, clad in flared 1970s suiting, lace negligees and chainmail gowns, carrying fetishistic riding crops and horsebit detail handbags.

The set, which was a sublime blend of the interstellar and the ecclesiastical was a striking symbol of future hope. Not simply a motif for a heavenly world, it was organised according to the ISO 20121, an international standard that defines the sustainability of an event taking into consideration its environmental, social and economic aspects. Seventy per cent of the set’s materials were recycled or reused,

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