Why Everyone Is Into Ugly Style: An Explainer – Fashionista (weblog)

Looks from Gucci's Cruise 2017 collection. Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images

Seems to be from Gucci's Cruise 2017 assortment. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty Pictures

I used to be casually strolling via SoHo one weekend once I handed a person — a vacationer, I presume — gesturing obnoxiously on the Prada flagship show window as he mentioned, in a voice dripping with a mixture of horror and disdain, "This, all of this — hideous." Not within the temper to leap to Miuccia Prada's protection, I moved on. A couple of week later, I handed by the Gucci flagship on Fifth when one other man — one other vacationer, doubtless — was staring on the luxurious model's newest seems when he shook his head, defeated, and shrugged: "I do not get it." Round that point, a "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" section aired wherein the British host overtly mocked a badass tiger-embroidered fringed black leather-based jacket by Gucci, incredulously questioning who would shell out $6,000 for this aesthetically offensive article of clothes. Um, I'd? You already know, if I had a couple of thou to spare.