Gucci Goes Seasonless

Gucci is going seasonless and will start showing its lines just twice per year.

In a diary post to the Italian fashion house’s Instagram, designer Alessandro Michele said he has decided to “build a new path, away from deadlines that the industry consolidated”.

“I will abandon the worn-out ritual of seasonalities and shows to regain a new cadence, closer to my expressive call,” said Michele.

“We will meet just twice a year to share the chapters of a new story. Irregular, joyful and absolutely free chapters, which will be written blending rules and genres, feeding on new spaces, linguistic codes and communication platforms. And beyond.

“I would like to leave behind the paraphernalia of leitmotifs that colonised our prior world: cruise, pre-fall, spring-summer, fall-winter.

“I think these are stale and underfed words. Labels of an impersonal discourse that lost its meaning. Containers that progressively detached themselves from the life that generated them, losing touch with reality.”

It comes not long after Saint Laurent announced in April it would break with the conventional fashion calendar, choosing not to take part in Paris Fashion Week or any of the industry’s subsequent shows for the rest of the year..

“Saint Laurent has decided to take control of its pace and reshape its schedule,” the company said in a statement.

“Now more than ever, the brand will lead its own rhythm, legitimating the value of time and connecting with people globally by getting closer to them in their own space and lives.”

“Saint Laurent will take ownership of its calendar and launch its collections following a plan conceived with an up-to-date perspective, driven by creativity.”

The Best Back-to-Work Wardrobe Essentials from Local Designers

If you’re back to work and have had a little bit of trouble parting with your lockdown-appropriate activewear wardrobe, you’re definitely not alone. Fortunately, local designers have our back-to-work wardrobe sorted with these cosy, on-trend essentials that are sure to make returning to the office that little bit easier.

The timeless dress

Just because winter is well and truly on the way, it doesn’t mean you have to give up your love of floaty, feminine dresses that tend to be synonymous with the warmer seasons.

Look for trans-seasonal dresses that are easy to layer up and dress up and dress down as needed.

Pictured above: Mina ‘Maggie’ dress; Twenty-Seven Names ‘Seasons of Love’ dress; Maggie Marilyn ‘Open to Suggestions’ dress

The comfy pants

Lazying around in pyjama pants all day might be out of the question now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be just as comfortable – and a whole lot more stylish.

This season, forget about skin-tight jeans and leather pants and opt for always-in-fashion wide-leg pants.

The trusty oversized shirt

No wardrobe is ever really complete without a well-tailored shirt. A great shirt is easy to wear and the versatile staple can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Left to right: Taylor ‘Caption’ shirt, Moochi ‘Spiral’ shirt.

The cosy knit

While many of us are dreading impending chilly temperatures, snuggling up in cosy knitwear is one way to make the arrival of winter more bearable.

The Classic Coat

If in doubt, layering a great coat over your outfit is one of the quickest ways to elevate your look over the winter months. This season we’re spoilt for choice with classic trenches, oversized coats and autumnal colour palettes all on offer from local designers.