A New Era with Sabato De Sarno: Gucci's SS 2024 Collection
By Maria Ugrinovski, Chief Editor
Take a journey through Gucci's exceptional metamorphosis under Sabato De Sarno's vision.
Gucci's Spring/Summer 2024 collection marks a significant shift with the introduction of Sabato De Sarno as the new Creative Director. His remarkable 14-year tenure at Valentino's design studio, where he closely collaborated with master designer Pierpaolo Piccioli, serves as a testament to his expertise. De Sarno's arrival at Gucci brings a fresh perspective, emphasizing impeccable craftsmanship and clean lines in stark contrast to the flamboyance of former Creative Director Alessandro Michele.
The runway presentation began with a striking model elegantly draped in a long charcoal wool coat, featuring Gucci's iconic red and green ribbon discreetly placed on the interior of the back vent. This sophisticated ensemble was paired with understated elegance—a white singlet and mini shorts. The entire collection resonates with Gucci's timeless '90s aesthetic, effortlessly blending tailored sophistication with a minimalist allure.
De Sarno, like a modern-day alchemist, weaves personal style into each piece, resulting in sleek ensembles that seamlessly blend a modern edge with timeless charm. The collection features slender patent leather minis, high-slit skirts, and lace-trimmed slip dresses that capture an approachable yet captivating Gucci essence. Oversized hoodies are juxtaposed with patent leather skirts and cropped playsuits, while revamped tuxedo jackets and micro shorts add to the contemporary narrative. Delicate silver fringe embellishes long structured coats and silk skirts, showcasing unparalleled craftsmanship. Drawing inspiration from Tom Ford's legendary Gucci fall 1996 ready-to-wear collection, De Sarno skillfully interprets fashion conventions, presenting a modern and effortlessly refined approach to these iconic designs.
Sabato's artistic vision expands to the transformation of Gucci's iconic 'Jacky bag,' introducing intricate details and a Rosso zipper. The Spring/Summer 2024 runway showcases a blend of natural beauty and bold red accents, highlighted by the exquisite Gucci Rosso Ancora lip shade. This personally chosen shade by Creative Director Sabato De Sarno adds a captivating touch to his debut show.
This collection serves as a profound exploration of Gucci's design legacy as De Sarno ingeniously reimagines iconic Gucci style motifs, starting with its inaugural ready-to-wear collection in 1981. His transformative vision promises to unveil an exciting new chapter in Gucci's illustrious history, filled with uncharted possibilities and boundless creativity.