“Sometimes I use the ordinary and add one element that makes it very strange. I only put one element as in chemistry and it explodes,” Alessandro Michele.
The men’s Fall Winter 2020 show notes spoke about the toxic stereotypes that mould masculine gender identity, while the show space of Palazzo delle Scintille in Milan was anchored by a metal swinging pendulum that traced patterns in the sandy runway. Circling around it, 58 looks from the Fall Winter 2020 Men’s collection debuted, including GG motif suitcases printed with ‘Not’ and ‘Fake’ on either side, a necklace with a fringe of crystals worn over a wool loden coat and the Jackie bag styled cross-body over a jacquard knit. Clothes inspired by Alessandro Michele’s childhood were worn by men and women: baby doll dresses, gingham smocks and schoolboy style shrunken jackets and shorts. Collaborations for the collection contrasted whimsy with punk. T-shirts with the words ‘Impatient’ and ‘Impotent’ or ‘Think’ and ‘Thank’ were superimposed on a T-shirt, taken from an artwork from ‘Psychopts’ a book by Richard Hell and Christopher Wool, and floral prints by Liberty London were seen on shoes, bags, shirts, pants, shirts and coats.