In Alessandro Michele's world, function need not apply. Case in point: the many unexpected accessories we saw on Gucci's fall runway. From oversized bug jewelry to Victorian Mary Jane shoes with pearl embellishments up to the shins and sequined bodysuits layered under T-shirts, our expectations for this season's Gucci presentation were high, and we were not disappointed.
Earlier today, Michele unveiled his Spring 2018 collection, in which he introduced loads more accessories that at first glance may have you wondering how they'd ever work off the runway. But worry not! These out-of-the box accessories are way more functional than you might think—promise.
Below, we break down how your typical average joe (aka us) can actually wear these accessories IRL.
Nothing says "you've made it" like folding your laundry in Gucci slippers.
They say trends always come back, so here is a bonnet that women wore in the 1840's. Let's see if this trend resurfaces. Never say never!
Nothing says Monday morning like walking into the office with a bedazzled combat helmet ready to seize the day
Perfect, a way to present my teen angst (now adult angst) in the form of sunglasses with a red tear drop.
5. Intergalactic Sunglasses
Party on the Moon? Gucci's got you covered.
A Victorian shoe with a hint of traffic light-esque ornamentations, coming to a club night near you.
Sigh, a gorgeous tote. Nothing more, nothing less.
8. Unusual Pairing
Who'da thought to pair a conical hat with leather dominatrix choker? This is the new peanut butter and jelly in my book.
An exotic briefcase to hold all of my many files, that I will carry to all of my many meetings.