Gucci has joined forces with Chargeurs Luxury Fibers to promote regenerative wool as part of their NativaRegen program. The sustainability initiative works closely with 10 Uruguayan farms – one of them being La Soledad in South America, managed by Gabriela Bordabehere. Having kicked-off in mid 2022, the collaboration marks another chapter in Gucci’s sustainable journey.

In line with its sustainable mission, Gucci launched ‘Gucci Equilibrium’, a platform that promotes creativity, positive for people and the planet, while seeking to reduce its environmental impact and protect nature.

“Gucci’s climate action strategy has evolved to a nature-positive approach where regenerative agriculture plays an important role. Analyzing our supply chain, we realized that there were opportunities to address environmental challenges,” said Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Gucci, Antonella Centra.

Gucci will get an initial quantity of 50 tonnes of wool for an initial period of four years starting in January every year. Wool will be used in the brand’s collections over the next few seasons, contributing to a significant growth of its sustainably sourced wool.

At the end of Milan Fashion Week last September, Gucci was presented with The Climate Action Award, which recognized the company’s efforts to promote regenerative agriculture and highlighted the Nativa regenerative agriculture program. Bordabehair joined Bizzari on stage to accept the award at the Teatro alla Scala.

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Gucci has announced a collaboration with London streetwear brand, Palace Skateboards, with a capsule collection that brings the world of streetwear and luxury together. Palace Skateboards focuses on sporty motifs combined with a streetwear mood, tapping into a world of fashion where creative emancipation takes centre stage.

In a campaign lensed by Max Siedentopf, the new line is showcased in an otherworldly scene. Think of floating houses, black cats that break the fourth wall, talking stuffed dolls and aliens.

The collection features house signatures form both brands in a capsule fit for all. There’s an electric blue football jersey that sports both logos, knee-high socks, and Y2K miniskirts with Gucci’s tan monogram, and straps embellished with rhinestone letters spelling ‘Gucci Palace’. There are Palace staples like printed hoodies and tri-coloured biker jackets with both brands’ motifs.

Among the highlights of the novel line is the Gucci Horsebit loafer, a 2000s club uniform staple, which is reinvented using Palace ‘P’ charm to overlap Gucci’s iconic monogram canvas.

The collection will retail from 21 October exclusively through Gucci Vault, the concept store launched by Gucci in September last year. For the first time since its inception, Vault will also be taken offline and IRL, assuming physical form through pop-up stores in Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Osaka, and Bangkok, as well as takeovers of Palace stores in London, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

Gucci is taking its digital presence one step further with the launch of Art Space and its first online exhibit and auction, ‘The Next 100 Years of Gucci’. Joining hands with SuperRare, a NFT art digital market, the immersive exhibition displays artworks from 28 artists to reflect upon the House’s rich heritage and envision its future.

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The debut virtual exhibition will be showcased and auctioned on the House’s Vault Art Space website, which drops in three different parts. The first of the three was unveiled on 23 June, while the second and third sets will be launched on 7 July and 21 July, respectively.

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Artists participating at the exhibition include Alanna Vanacore, Alex Trochut, Alexis Christodoulou, Alien Queen, Aliendope, Aliina Kauranne, anchenillustration, Antoni Tudisco, D.ARTA, Drew Young, Diberkato, eBoy, Ellen Sheidlin, Ignasi Monreal, Ignorance1, Jordan Schiffer, Kris Andrew Small, Loudsqueak, Merijn Hos, Paulina Almira, Pet Liger, Pindar Van Armand, Sasha Katz, Slam J, Tim Maxwell, Tyler Spangler, Trs.mnz, VEXX, and YEAH YEAH CHLOE.

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Each artwork offers a look at the vision of Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, as he looks towards the future whilst nodding to the past.

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As part of the virtual venture, Gucci and SuperRare will host three Twitter Spaces conversations, where artist-philosopher-writer Rowynn Dumont will speak to participating artists about creating and collecting art today. These open conversations will also be recorded and available later as episodes of the Gucci Podcast, which is accessible on all major podcast streaming platforms.

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A partnership with SUPERPLASTIC, SUPERGUCCI is a three-series NFT collection including limited-edition vinyl toys, digital collectibles, and ceramic artworks. The range reflects Gucci’s iconic designs and SUPERPLASTIC’s celebrity-packed Crypto Janky NFTs, created by animation artists Janky and Guggimon.

The first SUPERGUCCI release features 10 exclusive NFTs, each accompanied by a ceramic sculpture that’s handmade in Italy and co-designed by Gucci and SUPERPLASTIC. The pieces draw inspiration from the House’s signature patterns, icons, and symbols, and feature the artists’ interpretation of them in crypto art form.

Gucci’s latest Epilogue collection crafts a superb literary narrative and we’re here for it. Envisioned by Creative Director Alessandro Michele and lensed by photographer Alec Soth in Rome’s Palazzo Sacchetti, the line was presented in a 12-hour livestream broadcast on 17 July. Alessandro also curated a Spotify playlist to go along with it.

In the closing act of the Trilogy of Love, a three-part series presented by Gucci, the designers became the muses of the show, with this role-reversal concept negating the idea that only models can present the looks. The creators then seized “the poetry they contributed to mold,” as Alessandro said.

With a gender-fluid collection that features a myriad of colors and prints, Epilogue is the story of an arrivederci – an Italian term that implies “meeting again.” Think about retro shirt dresses, outerwear in upholstery fabrics, flowy rainbow frocks and floral gowns, and denim bombers and tracksuits.

The first two chapters of this ‘fairytale trilogy’ were presented as part of Gucci’s runway show in February,which highlighted the creatives behind the collection, and The Ritual Fall 2020 advertising campaign that was released in May. Models were made to shoot their own images while the world was still in lockdown in the campaign. 

“Finally, the epilogue comes, to seal the closure of a trilogy of love. This last movement goes around another short-circuit,” Alessandro wrote in his show notes. “The clothes will be worn by those who created them. The designers with whom, every day, I share the daze of creation, will become the performers of a new story.”

The Epilogue is Alessandro’s commentary on the rules, roles and functions that keep the world of fashion going. “What happens to the relation between reality and fiction when prying eyes sneak into the mechanisms of the production of an image?” he asks us as we watch the Gucci presentation transporting us back in time through our screens.

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We love a great beauty drop and Gucci’s new face and eye makeup range is one that you need to keep in your radar. The three new products are Poudre De Beauté Mat Naturel, a smoothing mattifying pressed face powder; defining brow pencil Crayon Définition Sourcils; and Éclat De Beauté Effet Lumière, a gloss-effect multi-use face gel.

Lightweight and sumptuously packaged in pink and gold, the signature color palette of Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele, these products are the perfect addition to your daily natural-makeup routine. “Gucci Beauty is for telling the story of who you are in whatever way you want,” Alessandro said in a release. “Makeup should accentuate, not conceal as it’s in essence a physical expression of the self. It’s about owning each feature and each perceived ‘flaw’ because these are what separate me from you.” 

And we couldn’t agree more. For your ease, we’ve rounded up why these creations are the perfect accompaniment to your everyday look this summer.

Poudre De Beauté Mat Naturel — Beauty Powder

With warmer days ahead of us, this lightweight, buildable face powder is what you need to achieve an all-natural, smooth complexion. An easy-glide-on formula wrapped in a delicate floral fragrance, it brings to mind the scent of our beloved summer fragrance, Gucci Bloom. The pale pink compact comes with a mirror and a soft sponge applicator for full coverage and is available in 12 shades, suitable for all skin types, from dry to oily to combination. 

 Crayon Définition Sourcils — Powder Eyebrow Pencil

Social distancing doesn’t mean you let your brows go rogue. For those who prefer a natural matte finish, the eyebrow pencil is semi-concealed and delivers a soft brow, which you can comb through with a spoolie effortlessly at the end. For a fuller and dramatic look, build up and keep coloring. The formula is smudge-free and you don’t have to worry about bleeding. This product is available in six shades, including Auburn and Noir.

Éclat De Beauté Effet Lumière — Multi-use Gel Gloss

This lightweight transparent gel is so multi-purpose that you wouldn’t need to pair it with any other product. Add a dash to your eyelids, cheekbones and lips for a dewy, effect that will last you all day. The breathable formula allows it to be worn both on its own or on top of make up for skin that’s sure to glow. 

Gucci just opened a new beauty boutique in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates and it is exquisite! The store is decorated with pastel furnishings, floral carpets and lavish furniture including magnificent vanity dressers. Divided into different areas, it even offers a lip bar and a retro fragrance bar dedicated to the brand’s latest perfume collection, The Alchemist’s Garden. At the lip bar you can choose the best suited lip color from Gucci Beauty line’s four different lipstick formulas.

Keeping up with fashion’s latest trend of offering customers a unique shopping experience, the new boutique includes make-up stations where beauty advisers will personalize a look for you. The Instagram worthy store also promises its VIP customers special services with a meticulously decorated area reserved just for them. 

Gucci goes green and leads by example in an industry that has often been questioned for its contribution to the dwindling environmental crisis. The maison has announced that as a part of its long-term sustainability strategy to reduce environmental impact and drive positive change, it will be offsetting all remaining Greenhouse Gas emissions annually from its own operations and the entire supply chain.

The brand’s CEO, Marco Bizzari, said the first big step in the process will reflect at Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2020 showcase during Milan Fashion Week, where it will slash travel emissions for over 950 guests and 900 workers, including models, production staff and Gucci employees, use recycled wood for the set, and create Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper invites to the show.