Gucci Garden continues to bloom with its latest of artist collaborations. This time around, the Italian fashion house has teamed up with illustrator Isabella Cotier, a name known for combining art of unrestricted lines and strange characters.
The London-based talent was personally asked by Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele to partner up for the limited edition collection. The designs feature eight illustrations inspired by the people of Florence, where Cotier in fact studied and regularly visits to catch up with old friends. The 23-year-old illustrator brings to the brand a sense of quirkiness, and impressively captures the individuality of characters the illustrator comes across around town.
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These fun designs have been applied to a range of sweatshirts, hoodies, T-shirts and tote bags — giving high-end fashion a more relaxed feel. Colour is also off the essence with each piece, no doubt a takeaway from the beautiful shades that dress the city of Florence. Cotier describes her inspiration as coming from people watching at places like cafes, markets and the walking along the streets.
We love the loose fit tees and how they dress up a casual look with just the right amount of colour and print. Gucci styles the ensemble with scarfs tied loosely around the neck, over the head, or better yet, both. And why not go all the way with an accompanying tote? It’s a lazy day look at its best.