Audiences applaud Gucci’s collection which showcased slightly creepy but phenomenal clothes.
Alessandro Michele, appointed director of Gucci titled his show “Cyborg” after Donna Haraway’s 1984 essay, “A Cyborg Manifesto”. He visioned the collection on a scientific human race evolution thinking of his own lab where the transhumans were walking through.
“We are the Dr. Frankenstein of our lives,” said Michele when he presented the collection. “There’s a clinical clarity about what I am doing. I was thinking of a space that represents the creative act. I wanted to represent the lab I have in my head. It’s physical work, like a surgeon’s.”
“We exist to reproduce ourselves, but we have moved on. We are in a post-human era, for sure; it is underway.” Michele stated that his collection is the portrayal of the proof about the breaking down of binary gender roles. “Now, we have to decide what we want to be,” he added.
The logos of Gucci were everywhere and the show exhibited Russian headscarves, folk-costume dresses, ’20s showgirl chain mail and jewelry; a pagoda hat and Chinese pajamas; English tweed, Scottish plaid, and a Fair Isle sweater; Italian ’80s vintage beige businessman suite; an alluring pleated dress and gold leather short flared jacket. There was also someone wearing black prince-like coat holding a baby dragon while a male and a female holding their heads.