Gucci- billionaire luxury fashion company- joined Mr. Porter- a global online retailer- to deliver new fashion for men yesterday.
Mr. Porter‘s website currently boasts of fresh shipments of menswear from the likes of Gucci, Givenchy, and Brunello Cucinelli. The site lets you chat with an expert while you shop. They even offer free returns and express shipping. On top of that, there is world wide express delivery. Pretty accommodating right? However, back to Gucci, Mr. Porter, and the new threads.
The two have linked up to bring new apparel for the “eccentric” man in an “exclusive capsule collection”. Though these fits are going to cost you according to GQ. The exclusive fashion includes mirrored aviator sunglasses at $440 and a woven suit jacket at $1, 980. The styles offer many printed patterns on satin fabrics and embroidered designs.
However, there is talk that the Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, has been biting Ed Hardy heavy, according to High Snobiety.
Furthermore, however, said article even reminds us how True Religion and other fashion designers have produced these same embroidered tattoo-like fashion composition that Gucci & Ed Hardy have now consistently distributed.
On top of that, Michele is highly praised in the Fashion community.
For example, sites like Esquire declare ‘the 43-piece collection [Gucci X Mr. Porter] is curated to perfection”.
“We are really such different people…Night and day. I am trying to cause a little revolution inside the company—to push another language, a different way to talk about beauty and sexiness, which is an old word. It’s about sensuality now. When I started the first collection, I was thinking not in terms of fashion but in terms of attitude…that sense of beauty which I tried to find for an old and beautiful and charming brand like Gucci.”- Alessandro Michele via Vogue
Essentially- Gucci and Mr. Porter have new garb to grab.