I usually try not to write too much about my shoots on my social media and blog posts. I try to give a brief description of my inspiration for outfits and location, but this one’s going to be different. The details of the occasion made way for something so unique that I could not keep it to myself.
If you have ever ventured deep into Brooklyn you know there exists a beautiful and quaint neighborhood known as Sunset Park. What I am referring to is found right in the middle of Manhattan, where street vendors line up along side each other hoping to lure bystanders with the smell of roasting pretzels and steaming hot dogs. Hundreds of pedestrians jay walk avoiding aggressive pigeons and the bobbing and weaving of yellow cabs trying to cross three lanes to get to the waving arms flagging them down.
Last year when Gucci announced that it would be giving its Creative Director position to Alessandro Michele many did not know what to make of it. But when you look at the trend of well established fashion houses like Givenchy, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga, and the successful face lifts they have received from fresh creative eyes, I knew we would be in for a treat. With a background in costume design and a mind tuned not only to detail and luxe fabrics, but to the beauty found in the environment around him, Michele has combined these attributes to bring us collections that incorporate florals, wild creatures and beautiful patterns. Did I mention he styles his own shows!