Each episode of the series features the voices who are collaborating with creative director Alessandro Michele and an insight into the eclectic narrative, inspiration and vision of the Florentine fashion House founded in 1921.
Passione, disciplina, libertà di espressione: Boss Doms svela la sua visione dell’arte e della vita
“Le cose succedono esattamente nel momento in cui devono accadere. Non un minuto prima, non uno dopo”. Boss Doms racconta così la sua visione della vita e dell’arte nell’episodio del podcast realizzato in collaborazione con GQ, all’interno di una storia dedicata al rapporto tra tradizione sartoriale e stile personale, regole e sovversione. Una storia che per Boss Doms inizia a dieci anni, quando prese in mano la sua prima chitarra acustica e imparò a suonare da autodidatta, mentre nella sua testa risuonavano i pezzi degli AC/DC, dei Radiohead e dei Led Zeppelin che ascoltava in cuffia al ritorno da scuola. E in questo racconto, l’artista torna fisicamente e metaforicamente a scuola, ricordando l’importanza della disciplina e dell’esercizio quotidiano, ma anche della curiosità e della libertà di sperimentazione. Rock, ma poi pop, techno, musica latina, le orchestre: il produttore discografico, chitarrista e dj romano trae ispirazione da ogni esperienza e la esprime attraverso il suono, i colori, i costumi di scena. Uno stylist della musica, che cuce il suono addosso all’artista: come un sarto, prende le misure con rigore, ma poi sovverte le regole per dare vita a qualcosa di unico.
Designer Tommey Walker and activist Brittany Packnett discuss The GUCCI VS. EVERYBODY collaboration.
In celebration of DETROIT VS. EVERYBODY designer Tommey Walker’s collaboration with Gucci—made possible through the Gucci Changemakers program, a social impact initiative focused on increasing inclusion and diversity within the fashion industry and across communities and cities—Tommey speaks to activist, educator and member of the Gucci Changemakers council Brittany Packnett. Tommey has teamed up with Gucci to create a special lineup of T-shirts utilizing his DETROIT VS. EVEYRBODY signature design to celebrate the 11 US changemaker cities with sales contributing towards the social impact programs.
The partnership with Tommey Walker will be the first time Gucci has introduced a product collaboration under the Changemakers umbrella and to honor Tommey’s hometown, Gucci will release a special-edition GUCCI VS. EVERYBODY T-shirt, marrying the creative identities together, available exclusively in Detroit at the Troy Somerset Collection Gucci store.
Using fashion and design as a tool of empowerment, this partnership aims to lead the charge in the fight for meaningful change. Listen as Tommey and Brittany chat through the journey of his brand, the makings of the collaboration and what is at the core of the VS. EVERYBODY message.
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The Fashion Gardener: the life, work and legacy of Ken Scott by writer and academic Shahidha Bari.
Known as the ‘fashion gardener’ for his oversized botanical prints in clashing colours, Ken Scott was an American designer residing in Milan in the 60s and 70s. To emphasize the Epilogue collection’s retro, eclectic spirit, Alessandro Michele chose prints from Ken Scott archive, preserved by Como-based textile producer Mantero, and applied them to emblematic House designs.
To celebrate the work of Ken Scott, the story of the designer’s life, work and legacy is narrated by writer, academic, critic and Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at London College of Fashion, Shahidha Bari.
Academy Award Winners Jared Leto and Jimmy Chin on #TheNorthFacexGucci collection.
Hosted on Gucci’s Instagram Live, Academy award winner actor and musician, Jared Leto, speaks to Academy award winner film director, photographer and The North Face Athlete Jimmy Chin about #TheNorthFacexGucci collection and a recent project they shot together for Sidetracked magazine in Joshua Tree National Park.
Jared is photographed by Jimmy, a fellow climbing enthusiast, wearing #TheNorthFacexGucci collection in the national park. Listen as this duo recount their climbing adventures and reminisce on the Sidetracked project.
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Reframing The Black Image. Pioneers of The Past in Collaboration with Stance and A Vibe Called Tech
Made in Partnership with Stance Podcast and Vibe Called Tech and inspired by The North Face and Gucci collaboration, Pioneers of the Past is a celebration of four talents who are remapping and rethinking how the Black image is presented in fine and contemporary art. In this podcast you will hear from four curators and visual researchers who are defining new ways of looking and seeing the Black image in visual arts.
Frustrated with the lack of representation on her degree course, Cambridge University student Alayo Akinkugbe started the Instagram account A Black History of Art early last year. Her platform highlights the overlooked Black artists, sitters, curators and thinkers in Art History.
Renata Cherlise has been building an extraordinary archive of Black images at BlackArchives.co, redefining who chooses the images preserved and celebrated. Through her work, she builds places where the Black image lives for itself rather than in some kind of abstraction of whiteness.
Theo Imani is an Italian Ghanaian medical student and visual researcher with a passion for finding echoes between the African and European image. His Instagram account @theoimani seeks to interrogate the relationship between imagery, teasing the classical and the contemporary to reframe notions of the Black image.
Osei Bonsu, International Curator at Tate Modern is an expert in Black, African and diasporic art. His work as an independent curator in Paris and London seeks to challenge institutions and artists to fully represent the range and nuances of black art, pushing the art world to expand their understanding and appreciation.
The cover image for this podcast was created by collage artist Jazz Grant.
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Artist Lily Gavin chats with actress and athlete Aimee Mullins about her Beauty campaign debut.
For the launch of Gucci’s new beautifying foundation and primer, the star of the campaign, Lily Gavin, sits down with her friend Aimee Mullins. Lily is a 25-year-old multidisciplinary artist, actress and director from New York City. Aimee is an actress, athlete and regular public speaker for TED. Recorded together in the Oxfordshire countryside in England, the pair chat about Lily’s experience of starring in the new campaign, the slow but necessary deconstruction of traditional beauty norms and what they consider to be true beauty, coming from within.
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