Arushi Sakhuja and Schenelle Dsouza
When it comes to opulence, sartorial styles and breathtaking silhouettes, luxury house Gucci scores high. Known for its signature monogram prints and GG logo along with their iconic tri-colour stripes in red, green and white – the brand has not lost its identity over the years.
The last few days have been buzzing with action for this luxury house. From a collector’s cocktail to a new high jewellery collection and a 70’s inspired clothing range with Harry Styles — it’s been a whirlwind.
Gucci Collector’s Cocktail
Earlier this week the luxury brand introduced a Gucci cocktail on the go! A luxury collector’s cocktail, the Elisir d’Elicriso, is a collectable pre-mixed cocktail developed by mixology maestro Giorgio Bargiani for Gucci’s Giardino 25 café and cocktail bar in Florence.
Presented in an elegant glass bottle, the pretty pink-hued concoction features a blend of botanicals, Mediterranean herbs, vetiver, and essential oil obtained from helichrysum italicum — a plant known for its earthy, spicy scent.
Mixologist Giorgio Bargiani shared a post on Instagram spilling the beans on the new cocktail. “Elisir d’Elicriso, the first collector’s cocktail of the House, is inspired by the latest addition to Florence’s Gucci Garden, Gucci Giardino 25, to hero its characteristic sense of wonder. The cocktail draws from the aromas of the idyllic Tuscan gardens and expands to faraway worlds.”
He further recommended several ways to savour the drink “An elegant and romantic blend ready to be served as a Martini style cocktail – 1757 Vermouth di Torino Extra Dry, Tanqueray No. Ten Gin, Liquore no.4 Podere Santa Bianca, Muyu Vetiver Gris liqueur, White Balsamic Vinegar, Podere Santa Bianca Helichrysum Essential Oil, Guidalberto Tenuta San Guido – or as three further expressions: on the rocks, as a Spritz style drink with champagne top, or as a refreshing highball with tonic top.”
The Elisir d’Elicriso is on the menu at Gucci Giardano 25, and can be currently purchased only in Italy for €140.
Gucci x Harry Styles HA HA HA collection
Unveiled during Milan Fashion Week at the historic vintage boutique Cavalli e Nastri, the Gucci HA HA HA collection is the synthesis of the friendship between Creative Director Alessandro Michele, and the British singer-songwriter and actor, Harry Styles.
H and A are also the initials of ‘Harry’ and ‘Alessandro, hence ‘HA HA HA’ has come to symbolize their creative exchange and shared perspectives. The new collection features timeless fabrics and sartorial silhouettes while being a sincere revelation on masculine elegance. Throughout the Gucci HA HA HA collection, Alessandro Michele and Harry Styles reinterpret the codes that have come to define the men’s wardrobe, prompting playful moments for the spontaneous styling of the House’s motifs.
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Regarding the collection envisioned with Harry Styles, Creative Director Alessandro Michele said, “The idea of working together came to me one day while we were talking on the phone: I proposed creating a ‘dream wardrobe’ with him, starting from those small oddities that come together in childlike visions. We ended up with a mix of aesthetics from 1970s pop and bohemian to the revision of the image of the gentleman in an overturned memory of men’s tailoring.”
Within the collection, you can find traditional well-tailored pieces with dashes of romance and eccentricity. Think double-breasted coats in checks, to the mother-of-pearl buttons on shirts, velvet suits in vibrant shades, printed pyjamas, bowling shirts and pleated kilts. The collection is unmistakably Gucci – and unmistakably Harry.
Gucci Hortus Deliciarum
Gucci’s high jewellery collection Hortus Deliciarum made its international debut back in 2019. The house’s first-ever high jewellery line took inspiration from the animal kingdom and the mythical garden of Eden, Arcadia and Xanadu.
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