The line between masculinity and femininity on the runways is getting blurred every season more. Sensitivity and aggressiveness, sharp shapes and delicate ones, sequins and formal tailoring, it is the moment of the in-between that designers are aiming for according to the new visions of the contemporaneity.
What does an alchemist do? Mixing extraordinary ingredients and elements to create something new, something powerful. In this sense Alessandro Michele, creative director at Gucci, is an alchemist. For the Fall-Winter ’17 collection he combined West and East and references from diverse subcultures but more important he presented on the same runway menswear and womenswear.
H&M is making great strides. The Swedish fashion brand presented in Paris its first see-now-buy-now collection, a smiley and optimistic Spring-Summer 17 collection that mixes some male pieces with female ones and a color palette for everybody.
There is something glamorous and mysterious in the Fall-Winter 17 collection that Anthony Vaccarello designed for Saint Laurent. The designer passed the test of his second season as creative director of the French brand creating pieces inspired by confused and blurred identities. Everything sparks and there was contamination visible in some pieces on the runway at the work-in-progress hq in Paris.