Gucci's Towards The Sun Range Is The Summer Escape We Need Right Now
Winter dreams are made of marigold totes and tulip prints
Sand-to-sea panoramas are the indelibly joyous vision cast from Gucci’s new range, Towards the Sun. Between handbags in a straw-effect fabric, wicker messenger bags and matelassé chevron leather espadrilles, its ready-to-wear pieces and accessories, a part of the design house’s Ouverture Of Something That Never Ended collection, all show the contours of play.
Chemise-style dresses cut from linen and dappled with tulip and nautical-inspired prints speak of a particular lightness, while butter yellows and vivid azures in the form of eye-candy bags and slip-on sandals are variously tinged with an undeniable optimism, as if the sun and the waves were condensed into leather applique and a fun kind of day-to-night uniform.
Creative director Alessandro Michele's collections often contain idiosyncratic yet harmonious multitudes that breathe a special Gucci-ness into the clothes, and this range is no exception. Floral-embroidered kaftans with sweeping tassels and crocheted bucket hats, at once minimal and statement-making in pastel pink, coexist with equestrian codes (think a new horsebit 1955 bag), tartan stoles and a tweed jacket that looks suitably cross-seasonal worn over something silk.
These are clothes energised with a certain vitality, and a message to return to the beach of your dreams for an interlude of summer fantasy.
Photographer / Caroline Presbury. Model / Lily Nova. Hair / Rory Rice. Makeup / Celeste Gubb.