Imploring the long-fought riddance of a rigid mould in the portrayal of mainstream masculinity, Gucci brings in a cathartic fluidity for a man who celebrates vulnerability. Connecting his emotional dynamism and tumult to the cornerstone of fashion, this man brews philosophy while nature concocts calamity, and they meet at the altar of this limitless territory of design.

Blue-silver light wool GG lamé double breasted peak lapel jacket; Off white heavy Oxford long sleeve shirt; Blue-silverlight wool GG lamé wide slightly flared pants; High top lace-up sneaker in mixed materials and colors with distressed effect; all by Gucci

 

Heart of eruption

Par-multicolor GG mignon blouson with leather and label details; Mineral blue-white vintage cotton regular striped cotton shirt; Parmulticolor GG mignon pants with leather details; all by Gucci

Michele was once quoted saying, “We are the Doctor Frankenstein of our lives.” Caged, vulnerable but indignant, our own burning minds melt the ground beneath our feet and turn them into a furnace of our nascent desires. The self-embroidered intricacies and the gleaming texture yearns for what lies willfully hidden to the conscious mind of a man

Veins of tornadoes



Dust rose cotton viscose faille single breasted jacket with black contrast faille peak lapel with gold details and embroidered label on the sleeve; White ribbed cotton tank top with embroidered label on the back; Black panama wool mohair wide straight cropped straight pants with embroidered label on the bottom; Cipria rose sheer socks with GUCCI elastic band; Black felt hat with black silk band and metallic G detail; Leather sole moccasin in black leather with chain Horsebit detail; all by Gucci

Reminiscent of how Gene Kelly turned around the visual narrative of the innocent depiction of following the heart, we imagined out loud, what a paradox it is for a man who is caught in a delirium to be provoked by a gushing hurricane. Drenched in a dreamy peach and rich black, could the elegance of his titillated block heels act as a rescue operation?

Chromosome of floods



Blue-silver light wool GG lamé double breasted peak lapel
jacket; Off white heavy Oxford long sleeve shirt; Blue-silver light wool GG lamé wide slightly flared pants; High
top lace-up sneaker in mixed materials and colors with
distressed effect; all by Gucci

Eclectic metallic prints and a flair for stark contours grimly come together with the acquiescence of stilled waters, breaking through the doors symbolic of emotional boundaries. It is only after social divisions are torn down can pliancy be borrowed for a man’s mind

Eye of the storm

Crop-teen rose cotton muslin shirt with all over ivy sunflower print; Golden caramel G check on silk crêpe shirt; Spring purple polyester gauzed pants; Brownbeige shantung silk tie with allover GG pattern, 8 cm width;
Leather sole slide in vintage red leather with gold finishing Horsebit; all by Gucci

A self-adjudged and sentenced recluse, the overtly masculine man veils his deep-rooted need to bloom and embrace a version of himself that is truly unabashed. Bedazzling, vintage florals could be his respite, but he’s caught in his own whirling contradictions

Pulsating winds

Bengal viscose linen Palma jacket; Whitesky blue regular
medium stripe College shirt; New bergonia viscose linen suit pants; Multicolor wool carré with paisley motif, interlocking G print all by Gucci

The autumn of youth is the demise of impulse and we often find virility as a victim of the same. The attire, thus, comes together as a showcase of how a new leaf of thought is harvested when the birthplace of convention is, quite literally, blown away. Vintage golds and a moody blue — it’s just the empire state of mind.

 

PHOTOGRAPHER: APPURVA SHAH
CONCEPT & DIRECTION: ANISHA KALYANI
ART DIRECTOR: TANVI SHAH
FASHION EDITOR: NEELANGANA VASUDEVA
HAIR & MAKE-UP: JEAN-CLAUDE BIGUINE
TALENT: RAHI CHADDA