The new chapter for Gucci officially starts on January 13, when Milan Fashion Week officially kicks off. In addition to being the first without Alessandro Michele, it will be the first men’s-only collection in three years. The collection is anticipated to be signed by the brand’s design staff because no official replacement has been identified, but it may nevertheless provide a hint as to the brand’s upcoming aesthetic focus. However, it’s still possible that, similar to the Louis Vuitton collections created by Virgil Abloh’s team, the collection won’t mark a clear rupture with the past but may give some indication of the timeless approach François Pinault asked the company to take a few months ago.
Other appointments on the men’s week calendar include JW Anderson’s comeback, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy’s Milan runway debut, Marco de Vincenzo’s menswear debut with Etro, as well as the customary encounters with Fendi, Prada, Armani, Zegna, 1017 Alyx 9SM, and MSGM. Carlo Sestini will launch his own brand, Iuter and Colmar will celebrate their respective anniversaries, and Colmar is anticipated to reveal a special collaboration that is currently shrouded in mystery. Among the events and presentations are the public unveilings of the collaborations between Marni and Carhartt WIP and The Woolmark Company and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli.