For the Gucci Spring/Summer 2023 collection, Michele explored the "asymmetrical reciprocity" of deep twinship as a tribute to his moms and obsession with doubles.
The collection, named Twinsburg after the Ohio city that hosts a twins festival, featured 68 pairs of twin models in identical styles.
Last September's mesmerizing show began with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's "Identical Twins" told as spoken word poetry, followed by a sleek double-breasted blazer with leg garters and a cropped tie.
I always see beauty in specular multiplication. Familiar and potent. A shaking miracle defying the impossible.
For the Gucci SS23 collection, Michele explored the "asymmetrical reciprocity" of deep twinship as a tribute to his moms and obsession with doubles.
The collection, titled Twinsburgm after the Ohio city that hosts a twin festival, featured 68 pairs of twin models in matching outfits.
"As if by magic, garments duplicate," says the Creative Director. They lose distinctiveness.
It's unsettling. Almost a divide in identity, then the revelation: the same garments emit different attributes on seemingly identical bodies.
Fashion lives on serial multiplications that don't hinder the most true manifestation of every imaginable individuality."
Twinsburg creates tension between the original and copy with a shattered symmetry illusion.