Gucci never pauses. Fashion runs so fast that by the time fashionistas cope with following the trends, their favourite fashion houses have chalked out a plan for the entire year ahead. It's not even five months into the year and Gucci has announced a series of big ongoing projects.
First up is a new multifaceted project with British illustrator Angelica Hicks. Alessandro Michele has selected several of her illustrations for a limited-edition T-shirt collection. Launching on May 25th, the collection will be available exclusively on Gucci.com in the US and Europe. 11 T-shirt designs are featured in the assortment and only 100 units of each style have been produced, for a total of 1,100 pieces worldwide. Similar to an art print, every T-shirt in the collection is numbered with a dedicated label (e.g. 1/100).
To celebrate this collaboration, Gucci will also unveil the follow-up to its first Art Wall. The Gucci Art Wall project will now extend with two designs by Angelica Hicks launching on May 8th. One will appear at the same site in Manhattan as the first Art Wall, while another will be simultaneously revealed on a wall in Milan’s Largo la Foppa.
Next up is the Gucci Prefall 2017 Men’s Tailoring Campaign set in Rome, in two unique spaces that have remained untouched for centuries.
Built in the 16th century, the Spezieria di Santa Maria della Scala is a historic apothecary founded by monks and is currently a museum. The Libreria Cascianelli, an early 20th century bookstore, features an intimate atmosphere and vast collection of antique books, transporting the imagination to faraway places. Lensed by iconic photographer, Ari Marcopoulos, the models are surrounded by a sprawling archive filled with ancient remedies, books and pieces of art. The campaign will begin rolling out as of May 18th.
While in Cannes 2017:
Monica Bellucci carried a Dyonisus large black leather hobo with embroidered tiger appliqués, blue and red nylon Web shoulder strap and tiger head closure at her arrival at Nice airport during 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2017, France.
Jessica Chastain carried a Gucci neo vintage GG supreme duffle bag with web detail at her arrival at Nice airport during 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2017, France.
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