"I was born to mom Eralda and mom Giuliana, so you could say I have two moms. A pair of amazing sisters who have made their shared identity their stamp on the world.
That was my world; precisely doubled and doubled over," Alessandro Michele, Design Director of Gucci, says of his offbeat upbringing in the collection notes for Spring/Summer 2023.
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 was presented in a clever and fitting manner by using twin models in identical designs.
The familiarity and potency of it are both striking. In the face of impossibility, a miracle that shakes with fear.
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 was creatively and appropriately displayed with twin models in duplicate designs; in fact, there were 68 sets of twins featured in the show.
The name of the show, Twinsburgm, is a reference to Twinsburg, Ohio, which hosts an annual festival for twins.
The Artistic Director goes into further detail, saying, "Clothes seem to magically multiply. Apparently, they are no longer considered singular.
In Twinsburg, a schism in symmetry is used as a game piece to heighten the conflict between the original and its duplicate.