Italian designer Alessandro Michele unveiled Gucci‘s Spring Summer 2018 The Act of Creation as an Act of Resistance womenswear and menswear collection, during the first day of the ongoing Milano Fashion Week. With the new collection Alessandro evokes a sense of freedom, inviting us to resist modern world’s monotony and contingency, to find happiness in being true to ourselves, and offers us a map of signs to learn how to poetically live the world.
“The collection embodies this exercise of resistance. Each garment vibrates with an intellectual tension that resists homologation. A revolt against the fixedness and for an inalienable right to difference. As Camus asserts, the revolt challenges the existing in the name of what is missing but could be. In this regard, the challenge with the possible is at stake.
Resist, then. Resist acceleration and its obsessive panting that risks shattering life. Resist the mantra of speed that violently leads to loosing oneself. Resist the illusion of something new at any cost. There’s no simple strategy to adopt. It requires the courage to slowly linger; to stay with care; to give oneself up to a story to dig deep, with a wide and graceful breath. That is what the collection does, refusing to turn the page and stubbornly dwelling on a narration that consolidates in the beauty of the slow.“
Images courtesy of GUCCI.