Gucci Teams up with Young Illustrator for Colorful Collection
Last January, Gucci unveiled a new space in Florence. Entitled Gucci Garden, the exhibition space houses a restaurant and gift shop and is the place where the Italian brand’s one-off creative projects will see the light of day.
A new collaborative project between Gucci Garden and 23-year-old London-based artist Isabella Cotier has been announced. Featuring typical streetwear silhouettes, the capsule includes hoodies, sweatshirts, T-shirts and tote bags.
Cotier, who was personally asked by Alessandro Michele to partner up, created each illustration on the streets of Florence. Depicting elderly women going about their business, the artist told Vogue: “It started with this one character Flora. I saw her in the cafe, and she started dancing, and I found out she was a retired ballerina. I started collecting these characters. There’s definitely this attitude in Italy about being relaxed and not caring so much about themselves.”
Cotier’s line drawings appear on cream and pink-hued garments. The rest of the collection combines floral robes begging to be worn out of the house with gothic fonts and mystical motifs.
The range is currently available to buy from Gucci Garden’s gift shop in Florence. There’s no word yet on when the designs will be available online.