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Friday Find: interior inspiration

gucci inspired styling ss16

If there's one thing that fashion's golden boy du jour, Alessandro Michele has got us all thinking, it's just how fabulous his home must be! A strange thought to ponder until you fix eyes on his latest extravagant showcase under the Gucci brand name... Oozing with exquisite interior design style cues that range from chinoiserie prints to silken De Gournay wall coverings, Gucci's latest SS16 geek chic collection was resplendent with ornate interior inspiration sourced from turn of the century palatial settings.

Dubbed the 'Renaissance Man' by his contemporaries, the Italian antiques hoarder and purveyor of all things high luxe is in the midst of a fashion moment on and off the catwalk, instigating a 1billion boom for Gucci and serious acclaim front row. The second successful resuscitation of the household name since the '90s mega brand explosion, Michele has reinvented tired Gucci archetypes with a creative flare missing in catwalk shows since the brand's heyday.

One of the boldest revamps of the Gucci image since the high-octane sex appeal brought to the table by Tom Ford, Michele has wiped the creative slate clean, creating a romantic allure that blends his penchant for rare vintage finds with high quality craftsmanship. Bringing back an element of antiquity to one of Italy's oldest brands, Michele's eye for exquisite interior design is causing quite a stir, and returning artisanal flair to ready to wear.

Paying tribute to the man of the moment, this decorative interpretation of nouveau riche wallpaper prints oozes with that high luxe look we're all after. Using intense, tonal and decidedly modest hues, this rich green Hepburn shirt from our classic VAUGHAN collection is the perfect base separate to flaunt an opulent aesthetic. Adding just a hint of subtle iridescence to this micro-trend on the rise, this soft silk ladies shirt perfectly marries the deep forest trim in this Gucci original midi-skirt.

A Silk Duchesse fabric skirt illustrated with a vintage sea map, this opulent pleated design with raw silk ribbon trim is the ideal candidate for boasting your style savoir-faire. Worn high waisted with lady like accessories, this two-piece ensemble is a hot off the catwalk look that deserves serious fashion gold stars.

 With rare luxury the aim of the game, go all out with accessories that shimmer and shine like this bold bib necklace with metallic leaf detailing and this silk cocktail clutch. Keep it prim and proper and ditch the stilettos in lieu of a Louis heel satin mule in a rich vineyard hue – topped off with costume jewellery beading and embroidery.

Get set for a treasure chest of ornate opulence for the season ahead, with European grandiose adding a regal edge to ladylike dressing.

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