The Gucci man’s love for aristocratic sports has its way with the Prefall 2015 Collection. From horseback riding to hunting and aviation, his wardrobe takes inspiration from the great outdoors for late summer and early fall. Signature outerwear plays a key role in a season where sartorial style and jet-set attire seamlessly come together.
SILHOUETTE and MATERIALS
Layered outfitting. A retro fox-hunting look characterizes the red coat in tricotine, while jersey peacoats take inspiration from country quilts for subtle mélange stripes. New must-have jackets in deerskin take their cue from the horse-jockey uniform, elsewhere equestrian-inspired silk bombers and jackets feel as lightweight as scarves. An indie vibe translates into jacquard pullovers with a folk feeling – to wear underneath military-style outerwear with red contrast collars or the aviator jacket complete with shearling. Collegiate-inspired blazers, in raw-edged jersey or wool felt, make a victorious statement when worn with denim shirts or jeans featuring a variety of washes.
COLORS and PRINTS
Earthy colors evoking rugged landscapes. Ivory, khaki, cypress green, fuel blue, navy, tobacco, barn red and cardinal. True to the season’s sporty style, the collection’s protagonist is an equestrian print – a newly reproduced pattern from Gucci’s world of riding iconography.
Utilitarian luxury. The ultra-functional backpack undergoes the artisanal treatment. Worn on the shoulders or held by its blackened Bamboo handle, this new classic is a multipurpose leather bag designed as the perfect travel companion. Meanwhile, the cross-body leather messenger bag or the nylon tote and pouch provide an athletic accent. Monkstrap and lace-up shoes utilize shiny leather for a polished touch. Casquette de marin caps and printed pocket squares make for distinctive details.