Gucci is one of the world’s most popular luxury fashion brands. The company was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci in Florence, Italy. Gucci is known for its high-quality, stylish products.The brand’s clothing, accessories, and fragrances are especially popular. Gucci’s overall theme for their Fall 2023 Menswear Collection was inspired by the work of early 20th-century German artist, Otto Dix. The collection featured a lot of strong tailoring, oversized outerwear, and chunky boots. Some of the trends that emerged from the collection were military-inspired clothing, plaid suits, and bold colors. Some of the pieces from the collection, such as the trench coat and the plaid suit, are definitely wearable in real life. However, other pieces, like the sequined coat, are probably not as wearable.
The Gucci Fall 2023 Menswear Collection is definitely high-fashion. The pieces are well-made and stylish, but they are not necessarily practical or functional. The collection also featured a lot of strong tailoring, oversized outerwear, and chunky boots. Some of the trends that emerged from the collection were military-inspired clothing, plaid suits, and bold colors and-
Let’s stop a bit here. If you felt something is amiss reading the review above, well, you are right. There is, but let me explain myself first before the secret’s out. Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week on Friday following Alessandro Michele’s abrupt departure some months before. And while I was certainly not a fan of his flamboyant, often overtly theatrical aesthetics, he was one of the last to at least have some. Like him or not, Michele had a vision and storytelling he masterfully explored season by season, collection by collection. The slouchy, androgynous styles the so-called “Gucci collective” presented last week could very well have been designed by a combination of Yohji Yamamoto, Hedi Slimane, and some few others in between, Or, as a TheStyleTitle Facebook group member noted: “it looks as if it has been designed by AI”
The next step was to offer this collection the proper review-also one made by AI. And if it reminds you of countless digital media reviews written by actual persons, well done. You have spotted fashion criticism’s major pathogenesis. Not having a clear, informed viewpoint. Or often, not having a viewpoint at all.
Well, we don’t do that. At least, not until now.