The most anticipated debut at Milan Fashion Week has finally occurred. The first thing we saw in Sabato de Sarno's debut collection for Gucci was unabashed curiosity. It seems he wanted to try everything that had ever been created in the fashion house before. Therefore, next to evening mini dresses adorned with a cascade of rhinestones and towering platform shoes, there were branded hoodies and white sneakers, and beside shimmering bustiers and coats with sparkling fringe—bombers.
The second thing that came to our minds was how Gucci has been purified from Alessandro Michele’s aesthetics of maximalism after his departure, how sleek minimalism has returned to it—only, more likely, out of the newcomer’s caution and in response to the trend set by Matthieu Blazy at Bottega Veneta.
And finally, the anchor point, the third thing we pondered upon—what we all would like to shout but will wait until the next collection. It's a statement and a hope that this collection marks the beginning of a new, refined, and yet daring chapter for Gucci under the creative direction of Sabato de Sarno. The debut brings forth a spectrum of designs that intertwine the brand's historical richness with a newfound sense of minimalistic sophistication, all while echoing trends and resonating with the discerning fashion aficionado’s expectations.