Aesthetic Characteristics of Alessandro Michele's Romanticism

구찌의 알렉산드로 미켈레 패션 디자인에 나타난 로맨티시즘 미적 특성

  • Kim, Jinyoung (Dept. of Tetile Art & Fashion Design, Hongik University) ;
  • Lee, Youngjae (Dept. of Jewelry Fashion Design, Hanyang University)
  • 김진영 (홍익대학교 섬유미술.패션디자인과) ;
  • 이영재 (한양대학교, 주얼리패션디자인학과)
  • Received : 2020.02.10
  • Accepted : 2020.04.28
  • Published : 2020.05.30


This investigated the romanticism of Alessandro Michele who leads new trends in fashion industry as a creative director for Gucci. In this study, 307 women's wears exhibited by Alessandro Michele for 3 years in Milan collections from 2015 F/W to 2017 F/W are categorized according to the aesthetic characteristics of romanticism. Additionally, the five aesthetic features of Gucci's fashion design are an addition since the appearance of abnormally large size under the influence of postmodernism. The results based on the study purpose are as follows. First, the decoration makes the garments stand out by using fancy materials, splendid multicolor combination, applique embroidery and three-dimensional objects. Second, exotic style is expressed from an occidental perspective using Chinese traditional fashion or textiles, and exotic accessories. Thirdly, sensuality is manifested using see-through materials to emphasize women's breasts, or the beautiful and sexual expression of women's body. Fourth, the new creations are designed by combining contrasting elements, such as disparate materials and, different genders. Furthermore, traditional cultures like baroque and rococo, and the 1970's vintage looks inspires the creation of retro-style. Finally, the appearance of extremely large shoulders, silhouettes, and details of the human body can be explained with expansive tendency. The aforementioned results further suggest that diverse characteristics are expressed via reflection of contemporary art and trends.


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