I haven’t been following runway shows for the past few seasons, but with a new designer, Sabato De Sarno, at the helm of Gucci, an iconic house I’ve always loved, I tuned in. His Spring 2024 debut collection did not disappoint. Streamlined looks replaced the maximalist styles from the past seven years in a conservative color palette occasionally popped with Gucci Rosso – De Sarno’s fresh signature bordeaux red.
My fondness for the collection relies on a few details. It’s jacket driven with a number of silhouettes to choose from. Sharply tailored blazers and a clean boxy cut were the winners for me. Essential buys I’d love to have available in my closet. These were predominantly shown with the tiniest of shorts and mini skirts, which I’ll pass on and instead pair with lean pencil skirts or a slouchy jean.
An open poplin shirt with a loosely tied neck is a new statement piece to be worn on its own or layered under any of the above jackets. It was shown in white, blue and black and also configured as a tunic style dress – incredibly simple and chic,
The revival of iconic Gucci symbols interspersed throughout, the GG belt, mariner link jewelry, and the signature loafer – familiar yet tweaked for newness – felt like a nod to embrace past purchases. When a brand stays true to its core, it makes investing in pieces all the more worthwhile. I’m already eyeing a few Gucci items in my closet I fortunately never parted with that feel right on point with the S24 collection and will continue to build my wardrobe with a sprinkle of a few key pieces from De Sarno’s new Gucci.
All images courtesy Vogue Runway
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