Normcore, I’m glad to say, is no more! As proven by Gucci with their 2016 spring ready-to-wear collection. I am happy once again to be able to pull out all my bells, stops, whistles and frills instead of repressing them behind black, white, pink and beige color blocking. Seen in the show were a plethora of pleats, a myriad of midi skirt and loads of lace and layering thereof.
Taking inspiration from said Gucci show, I raided my closet and came across something rad to be resurrected—my own vintage overlay lace midi skirt. Though not a piece I pull every day (a midi’s not for just everyday wear, nor everyone), today I was feeling it. With my lacy lingerie bra paired with a scarf, and (in true Gucci fashion) a nod to androgyny with my favorite go-to gray coat to counterbalance the frills and pay a bit of homage to the theme of the collection’s intermixed menswear while I was at it.
In the ’16 Spring collection there is a definite sense of whimsy, with references ranging from Rosalind-Russel-circa-1940s, to Paul-Poirét-takes-a-hold-of-that-favorite-1990s-power-suit-combo, and everything in between. I was inspired by this 1950s-editorial-on-steroids look, and tried to utilize the rich jewel-tone palette as well as the textures.
This look has been seen everywhere—from Alexa Chung to Loewe to Christopher Kane, and is hopefully here to sit for a spell…and clear the Normcore palette from 2014 with a cacophony of color.
As for me, I say bring it on, so I can bring on out my closet’s color—in technicolor.
Looks like fun frivolity, light’n’bright colors, and layers upon layers of hue and texture are in with their foot in the door, with no looks of leaving anytime soon.
Time to reinstate the vibrants and vintage.
Güd job Gucci. Very güd.