Gucci x Net-a-Porter is Here…and We Got First Dibs
The capsule collection is as Gucci as it gets.| May 12, 2016
Now, here’s a way to make people want something – bad. You enlist the help of one of the season’s most-wanted designers, get him to design a capsule collection, and then be the only one to sell it. Ultra-exclusive. Smart move, Net-a-Porter.
A 20-piece-strong collection, Gucci for Net-a-Porter not only gives you plenty to wear, it touches base with the elements that form the Gucci of the now. It’s got all that essential Gucci-ness. Light-as-air floral print pieces (the rose print, too, is an exclusive), a bomber jacket marked with Gucci’s colours, ’70s-inspired embellished jeans, a matching skirt suit complete with a little Gucci necktie and pearl collar, the Dionysus bag and, of course, the must-have Gucci thing of all the must-haves – the Horsebit slip-on or, as we like to call it, the sliced loaf. There’s even a dress for frou-frou days – an all-red silk organdy number with a necktie and floral patches. So Gucci. All the capsule collection is missing are the berets and geek glasses. (But those you can always buy separately.)
That’s the thing about Alessandro Michele’s Gucci. It covers you wherever you’re headed, whether it’s a coffee run with the girls or a big night out, without conforming to the conventional idea of “versatile”, and it gives you pieces that you can wear together for maximal impact, and separate for practicality. The Gucci for Net-a-Porter collection sums it all up pretty well. And don’t think for a second that the “runway” aspect is compromised because it’s a capsule collection. Dispel that notion immediately.
The Gucci for Net-a-Porter technically drops online today, but we got a first look-and-feel of it a little before that. Can we just say that for those of us living in this part of the world i.e. the tropics, the collection is a-okay. Head over to the “Picks of the Week” bar to shop our favourite pieces from collection!