By Mariam Nihal
Gucci is on a roll and as you can tell, there is no holding back. Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele has kept things interesting and compellingly ever since his arrival at the giant fashion house. This week we picked our top favorites from the capsule collection available on MR PORTER- the leading online men’s fashion destination. Furthermore Fiona Firth, Buying Director at MR PORTER talked exclusively to Saudi Gazette about the unique collection.
“This collection encapsulates everything that Gucci stands for today.”
Showcased across 11 looks, covering suiting to sportswear, over half the range are exclusive styles with the balance being exclusive color variations. The RTW range comprises of 26 options and coupled alongside six styles of footwear and 11 options of accessories.
She said the conception of the project stemmed from exploratory conversations between the MR PORTER buying team and the Gucci commercial team. “Our global customer has embraced the new direction of Gucci, under the creative direction of Alessandro Michele, and we wanted to reward them with something unique. From there the project was born.” Firth revealed that the MR PORTER team presented the Gucci teams with a selection of sales data on their bestselling categories, which in turn built the framework for the collection to be created. “The output was a meeting of minds. Together with this being MR PORTER’s first exclusive capsule with Gucci, the fact that it is Gucci, one of the most talked about global brands of the moment makes it a hugely unique offering. And of course not forgetting the broad nature of exclusive product available throughout the collection!” Firth, a huge Gucci fan said her favorites include the navy paisley printed bomber jacket, navy Cambridge jacket with red piping, green leather Horsebit loafer and the navy wool trousers with the velvet piping. Debuting on May 18th, the 43-piece capsule collection will be available exclusively on MR PORTER.