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Gucci To Showcase its Cruise 2020 Collection in Rome’s Capitoline Museums

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If you’re wondering where Alessandro Michele will be presenting Gucci’s Cruise 2020 collection, then stop right now and picture yourself delving into Rome’s oldest museum complex. The Creative Director has always been in touch with the old world, so his choice of location doesn’t come as quite as a surprise to Gucci-lovers – he recently shot the House’s PreFall 2019 collection in the archaeological parks of Pompeii, presented collections in the Dia-Art Foundation in New York City, The Cloisters of Westminster Abbey in London, the Palatine Gallery at Pitti Palace in Florence and the Promenade Des Alyscamps in Arles. 

And so, located on the Capitoline Hill, the Museums offer a unique look inside a rich antiquities collection that represents centuries-old history of Ancient Rome. Representing a place reminiscent of his childhood, the museum complex stays in line with Michele’s successful attempt at reframing historical places in contemporary ways for the generations of today and tomorrow. Also, over the next two years, Gucci will make a donation to support the restoration project of the RupeTarpea, the rock face on the southern side of the Campidoglio.

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Brighten Up Your Day with Gucci’s Charming Eyewear Collection

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Forget everything you thought you knew about glasses, because Gucci’s Spring-Summer 2018 Eyewear collection is as eclectic as eyewear can be.

Sunglasses with crystals
Fluorescent sunglasses

Rectangular-frame acetate sunglasses
All by Gucci

 

Alessandro Michele has long championed the frilly attitude of fashion, what with his abundant exploration of all-things colorful, eccentric and opulent creativity. But the House’s Creative Director has instilled the Spring-Summer 2018 collection with a whole lot more than what meets the eyes – literally.

Sunglasses with crystals
By Gucci

 

Fine executions and sophisticated details come alive in a series of unique eyewear, all of which embody the eccentric spirit of Gucci. With colors as enchanting as magic and shapes as mystical as ever, the collection beams with a certain elegance brought up to very “vintag-y” proportions. Call it the Gucci effect.

Square-frame sunglasses
By Gucci

 

His creativity has indeed reached new heights, taking the fashion scene through the joys of bold proportions, visionary masks, classic shapes and heart-shaped styles with colorful multifaceted lenses.

Square-frame glitter sunglasses
By Gucci

 

Gucci’s futuristic designs have always harmoniously blended with bits and pieces of the retro world – think nods to the seventies and the eighties in the best kind of way. And so, this particular collection holds essentially true to this statement, offering fun and unexpected details from here, embellished jewels from there and a whole lot of shimmers from everywhere.

Square frame sunglasses
By Gucci

 

Round-frame sunglasses with metal
Cat eye glitter acetate sunglasses
All by Gucci

 

Square-frame sunglasses
Fuchsia pink sunglasses
Round-frame sunglasses with metal

All by Gucci
 

Heart-frame sunglasses
By Gucci

 

 

Article written by Cindy Menassa
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Take a Walk on Valentino’s Wild Side

The feline world is once again beautifully tarnished with Valentino’s new Panther collection. Picture a sensual woman getting lost in Firenze’s Museum of Natural History, La Specola, exploring the ever-so magnificent wild side in Valentino’s new collection. Drenched in nothing but pure greatness, she explores the jungle with style and elegance, leaving behind her a trail of the House’s unfathomable creations!

Credit for Accessories: Valentino Garavani Panther 
Credit for RTW: Valentino Panther
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Interview with Asma Al Matrooshi

Epiphany is not just her label’s name. It’s also the unique moment designer Asma Al Matrooshi realized her career was fashion bound! Carefully studying the garments and their blatant fluidity, the Emirati designer merged her fashionable senses with that of partner Maitha Al Shamsi, bringing forth what we know today as the “Epiphany” brand. Designing the first ever colored Abayas in the region, Al Matrooshi is a pioneering maven in the field of fashion and she’s taking her ingenuity to new heights, as she collaborates with Piaget to launch the new Limelight Gala Milanese Collection in Dubai.

We, at Azyaamode, had a little chit-chat with the talented designer and here’s what she had to say about the innovative collaboration!

How did you feel when you realized you were about to design a whole collection based on Piaget’s Limelight Gala design?

The first thoughts I had when Piaget approached me was excitement and overwhelming gratitude! I had the chance to work with one of the most prominent jewelry and watchmaker brands worldwide; which of course meant I had to deliver the best product. 

How did you incorporate the lavishness of the jewelry pieces into your designs?

My signature style encompasses minimal chic and simplicity; purity of lines. Working with such bold jewelry pieces, I wanted the looks to compliment the jewelry all together. 

Were there any challenges that came from creating a Piaget-driven Abaya line?

It was all very overwhelming in the sense that I was afraid the audience would not understand my concept or style, but I was extremely thrilled when it was so well received !

What do you think differentiates your Abayas from the other local designers?

I focus my entire work on how women would perceive the looks, beyond the models and staging; to me, it’s all about how women will embrace the pieces and make them a part of their wardrobe essentials.

 

Cindy Menassa

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