Luxe, Chic, Fab, Amazing, OMG, Style. Love it, want it all, bring it, please. Fashion’s finest unite achieving uber-levels of fashion excellence. Its much more than the usual over-the-top-look-at-me outfit. These are pieces are living museum installations that declare a whole new space of existence.
These last couple of seasons definitely are different. We have reached a new fashion pinnacle.
I call it “Trophy Clothes”
Unquestionably, the tipping point hit us via the amazing Alessandro Michele at Gucci.
Marco Bizzarri, the newly installed president with the insightful gusto in hiring Michele says, “I thought, Why should I look for someone else when he can translate the heritage—and when the values of Gucci are in his veins?”
It took a couple of seasons for some and years for others, but make no mistake, we are now deep in trophy territory. How do you know trophy clothes when you see them? ask yourself these key questions and see where they take you-in your imagination as well as in your closet.
Is it an accessory that is an absolute visual festival of delight? For me that means at least 3 differing elements keeping the mind and eyes entranced. Many of this season’s Louis Vuitton bags are spot on.
OK, I know bags have been trophies for years now, so let’s look at some other pieces. Dolce & Gabbana is another Trophy standard and they are extremely good at it by pulling off some of the most adorned, ruffled, printed and embellished pieces yet.
Versace has turned the simplest concept of the team t-shirt and transformed it into a live decal for the Trophy Movement.
Beauty is full-in as well. Done right, it can be a fantastical compliment to the whole look.
Back to Gucci. The logos! It’s at a whole new level. Nothing like the “Logo-Mania” eras of the past. Trophy Logos. Enough said. Pulling together this mixed-media maximist look is the epitome.
Michele from Gucci sums it this way, “The way you dress is really the way you feel, the way you live, what you read, your choices. That’s what I want to put into Gucci.”
Do you want to feel like a trophy this season? Go for it, that options are aplenty.
Author Christine C. Oddo