I recently did an Instagram post about this. Altough is not breaking news at all, when I finally had the time to research more into it I was so pleased.
The self-taught artist Helen Downie was summond by the amazing Alessandro Michele to create some special items for Gucci.
So first things first, if you haven´t been to Helen aka Unskilled worker website, what are you waiting for? GO, NOW, SERIOUSLY! You can even download one of her beautiful creations! Then please come back and finish reading here...
I'm baffled and very much attracted to creative people, now if say, the person is actually a nice person, and then it’s an immediate crush. I don't know Helen personally, but she has replied to my queries on social media and if you already been to her website, you've seen what I'm talking about.
If you are the creative director of one of the biggest and most highly regarded brands in the fashion-sphere, then taking a leap of faith and integrating into the collection the work of a, I dare to say, a brilliant artist who hasn´t step into the limelight, then chapeau to you, you are filling the shoes very very well. Needless to say, that Gucci has turn around their business in a 180 degrees and the brand is refresh and it spirit revalorized, I'm not the one saying it but the growth in revenue, more can be read at Vogue...
Below a screen print of the pair of #trainers I hope will be my first acquisition 👣👅💜💛💚 #ocklostyle