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Gucci ‘Guccy’ Cool

Alessandro Michele’s latest stunning collection seems derived from the opulence and historical heritage of Italy itself. Almost outshining the work of the Renaissance masters Rubens and Caravaggio, Michele’s Cruise 2018 collection wowed a rapt celebrity audience in the Palatine Gallery, Florence. Drawing his inspiration from Mediterranean Roman and Greek culture, it’s evident that this influences much of Michele’s thought around extravagance symbolism and perfection.

The use of gold for example, and the perennial appeal of the natural world. The models wore the golden wreaths of the gods – and of the victors. They wore floral patterns and pussybow blouses, reminiscent of the Renaissance courts. These elements were blended with sequins, logo-printed hosiery, pearl balaclavas and a playful mediaeval twist on Gucci – ‘Guccy’. Even Maestro Michele wore a t-shirt that encouraged us all to ‘Guccify’ ourselves, almost as if he knows what an influence his collection is going to be for the summer months.

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Credits

Photography Dan Lecca, courtesy Gucci

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Fever-Tree’s Very Own Gin School 

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Bufle: Launch of the Bubble-Waffle

SEEN has heard much of the phenomenon of the Asian Bubble-Waffle and thus was very keen to sample this Hong Kong import for herself. My guest and I found ourselves in a bright, buzzy bar/café with tables and plenty of counters and high stools. It’s in Rupert Street, between Soho and busy Leicester Square.

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Arthur Hooper’s Weekend Brunch

SEEN has been a huge fan of Arthur Hooper’s since their May opening. It’s handily located close to Borough Market (where much of their ingredients are sourced), so it is with great delight that we hear weekend brunches are now on the menu too.

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Adam Prince King’s New Single

SEEN has been enjoying the latest offering from London native and lyrical pop artist Adam Prince King, who has announced the release of his new single ‘Before The Sun Goes Down’. The single is the follow-up to his debut hit ‘Flamingos’, which went viral upon its release in 2016.

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Arclinea and B&B Italia at the London Design Festival 2017

SEEN keenly anticipates this year’s London Design Festival, taking place from 16th – 24th September. Not least because B&B Italia will launch their partnership with Arclinea high-end designer kitchens. The brand will also celebrate the UK debut of its 2017 collections, including the 20th anniversary edition of the iconic Charles seating system; all to be revealed with a new look for its B&B Italia London store on Brompton Road.