Gucci FW19: Behind the mask lies an undercurrent of beauty and emotion
In true quintessential Gucci form, Alessandro Michele presented a powerful statement during Gucci’s FW19 runway presentation. Behind the masks of the everyday, lies a reality untouched, known only to the wearer of the mask. While the masks on the catwalk might represent a facade that is commonplace in our era, Alessandro Michele takes it one step further and designs a “mask” for everyone regardless of race, gender and beliefs. The “mask” he designs is not simply confined to the theatrical normality of masks that we might be quick to associate with, nor does it conform to the typical ideals of beauty. His personification of the mask extends to our clothes and shoes – a full appreciation and representation of the guise we wear at any time, place and occasion: our personal protective armour. One might be fooled into thinking that the outfits are too bold, no doubt deterred and perhaps intimidated by the spiked masks and accessories framed on the faces and necks of models. But dig deeper and you’ll find an array of wearable pieces that are very suited to the masquerade of the everyday. Here we pick 5 of our top looks that you could wear to work or formal events.