Bring in the holidays. Gucci launches its 2017 Gift Giving campaign, featuring a book of artworks by Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal, inspired by the story of the fall of Icarus. The catalogue’s stills are digitally-created works incorporating the products that Gucci has designated as its Gift Giving selection: a unicorn reclines in a car park adjacent to a pair of loafers, the brand’s iconic snake motif wraps itself around the legs of a sitting subject, and monogrammed bags perch on waiting room chairs, oblivious to the UFOs hovering outside. The Gift Giving selection spans handbags and jewellery, shoes and apparel, and porcelain and childrenswear and will be showcased in neon-lit window installations based around a glittering, yellow temple to giving.
At the crystal moon, at the red branch of the slow autumn at my window. Barely there but fully exposed.
Picnics on the rocks, salty skin on linen sheets or dining with friends under fairy lights. Here’s all we’re coveting this Valentine’s Day.
“Without pain, would we ever feel rapture? Without our own stories to project on them, would all the songs and art that moves us so even matter at all?” A first glimpse of our new issue, on newsstands today.