I have difficulty digesting Gucci shows. it’s way out of my more minimalist comfort zone. Put any Gucci runway look on a woman of a certain age and the irony is lost in favor of, oh she must be a crazy cat lady. To look at Gucci in a retail environment I can parse out what works and what I would even buy. And we all know there’s never a shortage of great-looking bags and shoes. Held in a graveyard in Arles the collection had macabre leanings with a side of English eccentrics circa 1977. Hey why not it’s Gucci.
Natacha Ramsay-Levi has certainly hit her stride. Chloe has always projected a bohemian, girly vibe, and Ramsey-Levi has successfully established her take on this within the four seasons since she joined the company. Resort projected horsey seventies babes, well heeled and accessorized. All designers at heritage brands know from the get go that the accessories pay the bills. There was an abundance of great looking bags, sandals and jewelry prominently on display in the collection photos and they will almost certainly succeed at retail.
In the six or so years that La Pointe has been showing she’s established her niche in the market attracting the right kind of attention with women who really wear the clothes. Notably, her fur-trimmed sweaters are popular and were ever present in Resort ’19. She keeps it simple with a spot on sense of proportion and monochromatic dressing, though this time out she added a more extended palette including ocean blue and rusty red. The wrap blue suede skirt with easy V-neck sweater is the kind of outfit I could live in.