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#ICouldHaveBeen: Kering’s army against gender-based violence

Running from 20 to 25 November, the Kering Foundation’s 6th annual White Ribbon For Women starstruck campaign #ICouldHaveBeen against gender-based violence was a viral hit with a good cause.

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Gucci’s breathtaking gown for Björk took 870 hours to make

  Gucci’s breathtaking gown for Björk took 870 hours to make
Alessandro Michele designed a special custom gown for Björk to wear in the latest of her groundbreaking music videos, “The Gate”.
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Gucci illustrated: Helen Downie’s artworks on Alessandro Michele’s latest collection

Gucci illustrated: Helen Downie's artworks on Alessandro Michele's latest collection
In “Unskilled Worker” the curious and poignant universe of Gucci’s sense-fueled, memory driven and free-spirited realm come to life in beautiful illustrations. These are the heroes of Michele’s stunning sense of style.

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AnOther Magazine is mesmerized by Alessandro Michele’s Gucci psychedelia

AnOther Magazine is mesmerized by Alessandro Michele's Gucci psychedelia

The renowned magazine pays tribute to the fairytale like world of Gucci and enters into the realm Alessandro Michele has created for Gucci.

“It is quite difficult to define my universe – or any other kind of universe – in just a few words. The fact that we use the word ‘universe’ means that we are referring to something enlarged, something big” says the designer.

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Gisele, Gucci & more eco warriors at Milan’s Green Carpet Fashion Awards

The world of fashion came together at Teatro alla Scala to celebrate Italian producers that champion community and social justice, traditional craftsmanship and innovation and technological transformation. For the very first time, the unique awards put sustainability – arguably the most important movement for humankind – at the heart of fashion in a ceremony fit for the Oscars, including a show stopping award produced by Chopard in certified Fairmined* gold.

In an emotionally engaging evening that brought together all elements of the Made In Italy supply chain, the seamstresses of Valentino were honoured alongside Tiziano Guardini, an emerging designer whose ultra-chic use on ecological materials had impressed a judging panel of fashion industry grandees.

The awards night represented the culmination of The Green Carpet Fashion Awards programme designed to celebrate the values and commitment of a network of designers, producers and manufacturers that make up the very best of brand Made in Italy.

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The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia highlights that fashion is an intensely human industry. Telling people’s stories – from the seamstresses who have dedicated their entire professional lives to their craft, through to the visionaries who have protected natural landscapes in order that they can sustain precious natural resources.

Exceptional artisans, mills, producers, emerging designers and brands were honoured at the awards, in recognition of their achievements in areas from environmental and social stewardship, to the preservation of Italian heritage and crafts, and celebration of “Made in Italy”.

The star-studded event drew A-listers and star power to fashion’s drive to sustainability as they joined Carlo Capasa, Chairman Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) and Livia Firth, Founder and Creative Director, Eco-Age for the inaugural Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia.

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Top models like Naomi Campbell and Gisele Bündchen, designers like Alessandro Michele and Giorgio Armani, actors like Dakota Johnson and Zoe Saldana and editors like Suzy Menkes and Anna Wintour celebrated sustainable fashion.

The Brazilian model and activist Gisele Bündchen is  the winner of the first ever Eco Laureate award in partnership with Vogue Italia in recognition of how she has always used her platform to promote not just environmental causes, but also solutions. Her work, especially on the preservation of the Amazon biome in her native Brazil, has helped to change the cultural conversation across the globe.

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Announced at Teatro alla Scala, the winners are:

Brunello Cucinelli awarded Community & Social Justice

The seamstresses of Maison Valentino awarded The Art of Craftsmanship

Tom Ford awarded Best International Designer supporting Made In Italy

Orange Fiber and Newlife awarded Technology and Innovation

Gucci awarded Supply Chain Innovation

Zegna awarded Eco Stewardship

Tiziano Guardini awarded The Franca Sozzani GCC Award for Best Emerging Designer**

Taroni awarded Sustainable Producer

Chiara Vigo received The Artisanal Laureate Award

Illaria Venturini Fendi received The Social Laureate Award

Gisele Bundchen received The Vogue Eco Laureate Award

The CNMI Recognition of Sustainability awarded to Giorgio Armani, Miuccia Prada, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Alessandro Michele

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Gucci goes where no man has gone before

Gucci goes where no man has gone before
Surreal, psychedelic outer space landscapes and trippy retro-futurist spaceship interiors create wild settings for the Italian house’s Fall Winter 2017 campaign.
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Alessandro Michele boosts Gucci on top of Kering’s best selling brands

French luxury group Kering delivered a forecast-beating rise in first-half operating profit after a successful revival of its biggest brand, Italy’s Gucci, and a strong showing by fashion house Yves Saint Laurent reports Reuters. Read more

Gucci is in the details

Gucci is in the details
Enter Alessandro Michele’s bigger than life accessories collection with high spirits. For this season Gucci introduces a bold line of accessories with bags and shoes that fit the kings and queens of Gucci’s vintage inspired army of lovers.
Gucci collection features eccentric accessories wherein handbags comes in gold metal embellishments such as butterflies, insects and lion head with floral patterns an all-time classic element in this season’s accessories.
Made of leather and exotic materials accessories are Michele’s little details which prove he is a god of fashion after all.

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Michele’s Gucci reign in full bloom

Michele’s Gucci reign in full bloom

“After two years I was able to give Gucci a smell” says Alessandro Michele as he is welcoming anyone in Gucci’s urban garden delights in this month’s Harper’s Bazaar. Lensed by Alexi Lubomirski the feature sees Alessandro Michele, “a fashion alchemist” and Johnson, Hari Nef, and Petra Collins bringing Gucci’s new fragrance in full bloom.

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Gucci purrs with joy in Harper’s Bazaar feline editorial 

Gucci purrs with joy in Harper's Bazaar feline editorial 
For the last issue of Harper’s Bazaar Romania Ada Tache is a pin-up made of Gucci’s playful, feline creations. Posing alongside a cat, the brunette models a Gucci cardigan, skirt and loafers in the playful shot.

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