(Giorgio Agamben – What Is the Contemporary?)
With this quote in mind from Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele challenged those attending the presentation of the house’s autumn/winter 2015-16 women’s collection to explore the notion of the contemporary.
Gucci is currently committed to posing questions rather than necessarily searching for answers, and this question above all – ‘What does contemporary mean?’ – has opened up a creative debate. In Michele’s mind, it is a state of temporal flux, where relics of the past merge with signs of the future, and where there is freedom to construct new meanings at this intersection of divergent paths. His autumn/winter 2015-16 collections for both women and men embody this idea by celebrating traces of pre-existing worlds and glimmers of worlds in the making