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Florence Welch: 'There is so much to Gucci's Alessandro Michele'

Published 18/04/2016

Florence Welch
Florence Welch

Florence Welch descibes Alessandro Michele's Gucci offerings as brave, bold and refreshing.

Florence Welch loves that Gucci’s Alessandro Michele imparts his own "mythical language" into his designs.

The two are frequent collaborators, and since Alessandro took over the Gucci helm in 2015, Florence has worn more of the Italian brand than ever before.

The flame haired singer divulges that the two have a lot in common, and she totally taps into what the designer is doing with his clothes.

“He takes so many elements – it’s a bit psychedelic, a slick of the 1970s, the Renaissance, so much embellishment, and you can almost see a whole Florentine church in there too - but it’s handled so beautifully and carefully that he has created his own world. It’s almost a mythical language he is speaking. He is dream weaving, but it works in reality,” Florence gushed to Porter magazine.

In February (16), Florence took her love for Gucci to the next level when she was unveiled as the brand’s ambassador for watches and jewellery.

Since taking over at Gucci, Alessandro has steered the classic label into more bohemian territory, and is becoming quickly known for his floaty dresses and hippy aesthetic.

“The clothes have slotted so comfortably into my life, and are so much my vibe that I’m not taking a big style leap by wearing them,” Florence noted. “I’m wearing them on stage this year while I’m on tour. The look is brave and bold and f**king refreshing, and as a person I adore him and I want to wear everything from the men’s collection and everything from the women’s. There is a lot of heart to what he’s done and it is rally part of him; it’s his internal landscape and I love that.”

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