November 26, 2020

Gucci Teams with Artist ‘Unskilled Worker’ for Capsule Collection

NEVER ENOUGH: Gucci is reinforcing its bond with emerging artists via yet another collaboration.
The fashion house has teamed with British artist Helen Downie, known under the moniker of Unskilled Worker, on a capsule collection of ready-to-wear, shoes, bags, silk and accessories.
The 40 items – which include printed dresses, bomber jackets, GG Marmont shoulder bags, Princetown mules and Ace sneakers, among others items – feature Downie’s naïve artwork, which is mainly a combination of portraits and floral motifs designed with energetic colors and a witty, playful twist.

Gucci x Unskilled Worker.
Courtesy Photo

Coming in dedicated packaging, for the first time the collection will be available simultaneously worldwide, launching exclusively on the brand’s online store on Oct. 11.
The launch will be supported through Gucci’s digital channels and the hashtag #unskilledworker, in addition to specific promotional activities including the creation of new art walls, fly posters and outdoor banners in key cities such as Milan, London, New York, Paris and Shanghai.
Gucci’s relationship with Unskilled Worker dates back to 2015, when the label’s creative director Alessandro Michele discovered her work on Instagram and invited her to take part in an art exhibition in Shanghai’s Minsheng Art Museum.

Gucci x Unskilled Worker.
Courtesy Photo

Earlier this year, the Florence-based fashion

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…