Though we typically leave it up to you guys to decide the Best of 2016, in this case, the winner is clear. While many designers and brands made significant strides from the runway to the streets, Gucci reigned supreme.
Alessandro Michele has infused the Italian house with a mixture of 70’s swag, 80’s insouciance, and 90’s logo loving. Bags with ‘Gucci’ scrawled on the side in neon graffiti, ‘GG’ Ghost print dresses and skirts, and metallic bombers were all on the sartorial menu for many of our favorite stars.
Handbags decorated with Gucci’s Green, Red, and Black signature stripes were crowd favorites, spied on everyone from Beyonce and Vivica Fox to Marlo Hampton.
Sporty looks bearing the brand’s signature colors were adopted by the well heeled. Stars wore easy cotton tunics, striped socks, and sneakers to a variety of events.
Both men and women got in on the game with patchwork infused, embellished denim jackets, striped shirts, and bee dotted separates.
The dressier looks–print on print suits, seductively sheer frocks, pleated skirts, and pussy bow tied dresses–were the talk of the town. Nina Garcia, Rihanna, Marjorie Harvey, Salma Hayek, Cardi B, Margot Robbie, and even our First Lady Michelle Obama sidled up to their luxurious threads.
Not only was Gucci the most popular brand of the year–it also managed to look great on everyone. Head to toe looks were preferred; and somehow dripping in logos skewed tasteful, not tacky.
With the bag and shoe game on lock, Gucci had a great year. And there’s no reason for them to stop in 2017!
Indulge in our favorite Gucci looks from this year gallery above.
And would you agree that Gucci was the Bomb Brand of 2016?