Each episode of the series features the voices who are collaborating with creative director Alessandro Michele and an insight into the eclectic narrative, inspiration and vision of the Florentine fashion House founded in 1921.
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Welcome to Vault – Gucci's new experimental online space where you can rediscover the vintage history of the house and explore the future of fashion with a new wave of emerging designers. In this episode, we meet designers Rui Zhou, Boramy Viguier and Yueqi Qi: some of the dynamic young creatives whose work is being showcased on Vault. They talk with host, Shahidha Bari, from the launch event for Vault in Milan, about their creative ambitions and their vision for the future: from Rui's radical fabric manipulation and cut-outs, to Boramy's subversion of classic masculinity and Yueqi's modern take on Chinese craft techniques.
Past tense, present tense, future tense: Vault is Gucci's latest experiment in fashion avant-gardism. It's an online space that acts as a time machine, bringing vintage Gucci into the present. In this special episode of the Vault mini-series, we meet the archive editor at Vogue.com, Laird Borelli-Perrson. As the person tasked with the monumental responsibility of digitalizing Vogue's fashion archive, Laird talks with Professor Shahidha Bari from London College of Fashion, about her unique perspective on fashion history and the enduring influence of the past on the present. Discover more on vault.gucci.com/
Vault is the latest adventure in fashion from Creative Director, Alessandro Michele. It's an online meeting place and a space to discover the most exciting new design talent emerging from around the world. In this episode, we meet three radically experimental creatives whose work is being championed on Vault: Shanel Campbell, Gui Rosa and Bianca Saunders. Shanel explains how fine art meets fashion design in her work. Gui Rosa explores his wide-ranging influences, from his Portuguese grandmother to the “lot lizards” of middle American truck stops. And menswear designer Bianca Saunders sets out her vision for reimagining modern masculinity. They gathered at the Vault launch event in Milan and talked with host, Shahidha Bari. Discover more on vault.gucci.com/
Vault, the new online concept store created by Gucci, is many different things at once: a time machine, an archive, a library, a laboratory, and a meeting place. It is in a state of continuous evolution, reflecting Alessandro Michele's passion for experimentation, showcasing restored and customized archive pieces alongside the creations of a new wave of designers through a poetic and coherent editorial format. During a special exhibit to celebrate the launch during Milan Fashion Week, emerging talents Josephine Bergqvist and Livia Schück from Rave Review, and Jordan Bowen and Luca Marchetto from JORDANLUCA were interviewed remotely by Shahidha Bari, Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at London College of Fashion. Discover more on vault.gucci.com/
During Frieze Art, actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament from the Talk Art podcast spoke to artist and photographer Ronan McKenzie at Gucci Circolo Shoreditch, a new neighborhood-centric temporary space (and the House's first in East London) designed to offer a truly unique, multi-dimensional experience. Ronan talks about art, her ongoing collaboration with Gucci and HOME—her multifunctional creative initiative to presents a considered curation of exhibitions from leading and exciting artists. Discover more about HOME on https://www.homebyrm.space/ Locate Gucci Circolo Shoreditch on https://bit.ly/3DE2QSs
Vault, the new online concept store created by Gucci, is many different things at once: a time machine, an archive, a library, a laboratory, and a meeting place. It is in a state of continuous evolution, reflecting Alessandro Michele's passion for experimentation, showcasing restored and customized archive pieces alongside the creations of a new wave of designers through a poetic and coherent editorial format. During a special exhibit to celebrate the launch during Milan Fashion Week, two of the emerging talents, Priya Ahluwalia and Jezabelle Cormio, were interviewed remotely by Shahidha Bari, Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at London College of Fashion. Discover more on https://vault.gucci.com/
This episode is the first in an exciting new mini-series dedicated to Vault – Gucci's latest fashion adventure from the imagination of Creative Director Alessandro Michele. In this first episode, fashion philosopher Shahidha Bari introduces Vault and what it represents, recounts important moments in Gucci's history and talks about the importance of vintage. Vault is an online space and many different things at once: a time machine, an archive, a library, a laboratory, and a meeting place. It is in a state of continuous evolution, reflecting Alessandro Michele's passion for experimentation, showcasing restored and customized archive pieces alongside the creations of emerging designers through a poetic and coherent editorial format. Discover more on https://vault.gucci.com/
This episode of the podcast features a recording of a conversation between digital creator Bryanboy and fashion journalist, author, and critic, Alexander Fury, which took place on Gucci's Instagram Live during GucciFest in November 2020, as they shared their thoughts on a series of short films created by the 15 emerging designers whose collections were showcased during the fashion and film festival. Many of these same talents will be part of Vault, a space long envisioned by Gucci's Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, that will be launching soon.
Il filosofo Emanuele Coccia e l'artista e ricercatrice Anna Franceschini ci guidano tra i mondi visionari di Gucci Garden Archetypes, lo spazio espositivo multi-sensoriale del Gucci Garden di Firenze dedicato alle campagne pubblicitarie degli ultimi sei anni di Alessandro Michele. Un'immersione nella caleidoscopica estetica del Direttore Creativo, in cui ogni atto creativo rappresenta un momento unico e irripetibile – un archetipo - fonte e alimento del dibattito su temi di portata universale, dove il confine tra passato, presente e futuro, tra storia, mitologia e utopia, si sposta continuamente. Scopri Gucci Garden Archetypes attraverso il tour virtuale https://virtualtourguccigarden.gucci.com/
To celebrate the Gucci Garden Archetypes exhibition, Antwaun Sargent, a New York-based writer and curator recites ‘To Make A Picture'—an essay he wrote for the catalogue of the exhibition—and offers a brief commentary on the history, content and progression of the House's advertising campaigns under the creative manifesto of Alessandro Michele. The exhibition itself is a multi-sensory space journeying through time as well as out of it, exploring the diverse inspirations and archetypes that range from art and music to modern metropolises and utopian worlds. The exhibition is held permanently at the Gucci Garden in Florence and temporarily in many cities around the world including Hong Kong and Shanghai. Experience the virtual tour here: https://bit.ly/375Xxgq
As part of the House's celebrations in its centenary year, Gucci has opened a new home for its archive in Palazzo Settimanni in Florence. This episode's guests include director and curator of the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Valerie Steele—who collaborated on the layout and curation of the public spaces of the Gucci Archive—and Vogue fashion journalist Luke Leitch. Together they discuss the origins of archiving and the importance of preserving and collecting history. Discover more about the Gucci Archive on: https://bit.ly/3x9L3ip Take a virtual tour: https://bit.ly/2Vk4VSE
Beauty Editor and journalist Funmi Fetto hosts a mini-series of podcasts based on the theme of contemporary beauty through a female gaze. In this episode, Funmi meets Eszter Magyar, makeup artis, creative and founder of the @uglymakeuprevolution and @makeupbrutalism on Instagram. Together, they dive into Eszter's early memories of beauty, her journey into makeup artistry, and how ultimately, her side project of experimenting with makeup on Instagram has evolved into a conceptual and disruptive phenomenon that challenges society's narrow beauty ideals. They also discuss how Eszter sees her role in the industry and how creating a sense of freedom through makeup, even if it is just through a single image, can continue to challenge and loosen the constraints society has placed on beauty ideals.
Beauty Editor and journalist Funmi Fetto hosts a mini-series of podcasts based on the theme of contemporary beauty through a female gaze. In this episode, Fumni meets Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, a New York based stylist, American Vogue contributor and Fashion Director of Garage Magazine. Gabriella reflects on how she became a stylist, the challenges of breaking into the fashion industry as a Black woman, and some of her proudest covers and shoots to date. Together, they also unpack the prejudices of the industry, how they have gone about breaking the beauty codes and standards applied to Black women, and the importance of expanding the visual vocabulary of Blackness so that the rigid constructs of the industry can evolve.
Beauty Editor and journalist Funmi Fetto hosts a mini-series of podcasts based on the theme of contemporary beauty through a female gaze. The first guest is filmmaker, artist, and writer Miranda July. The pair cover the contradiction of beauty and ugliness, the ideals of conventional beauty and its flaws, and the challenges of working in an industry where beauty perceptions are especially rigid and conformist.
When it comes to feminism, it’s not just about changing the ways we raise girls, it's about the way we raise all our children. In this episode, hosted by activist and podcaster Brittany Packnett Cunningham, she speaks with Oscar-winning filmmaker Travon Free. They sat down during the 21 for ’21 event, produced by The Meteor and supported by Gucci’s campaign for gender equality, CHIME FOR CHANGE. The event brought together 21 visionaries to share crucial ideas about what it will take to build a better, fairer and freer world. Together they discuss Travon's Oscar-winning short film “Two Distant Strangers” as well as the wider phenomenon of masculinity, and what happens when men, especially Black men, dare to question old norms. This episode of UNDISTRACTED was produced by creative collective The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios.
Celebrating Gucci’s first Virtual Sneaker and the Sneaker Garage feature on the Gucci App, this episode brings together some of the most creative minds within the sneaker world. Host Chris Danforth, in discussion with guests Helen Kirkum and Jacques Slade, covers how creativity has helped and will continue to influence the evolution of sneakers from the streets to the runaway and how the digital world can further develop the role of sneakers in society. Chris is a freelance writer and photographer who has worked as a sneakers editor for Highsnobiety and Hypebeast. Helen is a London based designer and artist who recreates sneakers from recycled materials by breaking them down into their component parts and rebuilding. Jacques, otherwise known as Kustoo on social media, is a worldwide sneaker expert and one of the most influential sneaker-heads on YouTube. This episode of the Gucci Podcast is brought to you by The SneakerPod, the sneaker podcast by nss magazine. Discover more on the Gucci App.
“Le cose succedono esattamente nel momento in cui devono accadere. Non un minuto prima, non uno dopo”. Boss Doms racconta così la sua visione della vita e dell’arte nell’episodio del podcast realizzato in collaborazione con GQ, all’interno di una storia dedicata al rapporto tra tradizione sartoriale e stile personale, regole e sovversione. Una storia che per Boss Doms inizia a dieci anni, quando prese in mano la sua prima chitarra acustica e imparò a suonare da autodidatta, mentre nella sua testa risuonavano i pezzi degli AC/DC, dei Radiohead e dei Led Zeppelin che ascoltava in cuffia al ritorno da scuola. E in questo racconto, l’artista torna fisicamente e metaforicamente a scuola, ricordando l’importanza della disciplina e dell’esercizio quotidiano, ma anche della curiosità e della libertà di sperimentazione. Rock, ma poi pop, techno, musica latina, le orchestre: il produttore discografico, chitarrista e dj romano trae ispirazione da ogni esperienza e la esprime attraverso il suono, i colori, i costumi di scena. Uno stylist della musica, che cuce il suono addosso all’artista: come un sarto, prende le misure con rigore, ma poi sovverte le regole per dare vita a qualcosa di unico.
In celebration of DETROIT VS. EVERYBODY designer Tommey Walker’s collaboration with Gucci—made possible through the Gucci Changemakers program, a social impact initiative focused on increasing inclusion and diversity within the fashion industry and across communities and cities—Tommey speaks to activist, educator and member of the Gucci Changemakers council Brittany Packnett. Tommey has teamed up with Gucci to create a special lineup of T-shirts utilizing his DETROIT VS. EVEYRBODY signature design to celebrate the 11 US changemaker cities with sales contributing towards the social impact programs. The partnership with Tommey Walker will be the first time Gucci has introduced a product collaboration under the Changemakers umbrella and to honor Tommey’s hometown, Gucci will release a special-edition GUCCI VS. EVERYBODY T-shirt, marrying the creative identities together, available exclusively in Detroit at the Troy Somerset Collection Gucci store. Using fashion and design as a tool of empowerment, this partnership aims to lead the charge in the fight for meaningful change. Listen as Tommey and Brittany chat through the journey of his brand, the makings of the collaboration and what is at the core of the VS. EVERYBODY message. Discover more on www.equilibrium.gucci.com/
Known as the ‘fashion gardener’ for his oversized botanical prints in clashing colours, Ken Scott was an American designer residing in Milan in the 60s and 70s. To emphasize the Epilogue collection’s retro, eclectic spirit, Alessandro Michele chose prints from Ken Scott archive, owned by Como-based textile producer Mantero, and applied them to emblematic House designs. To celebrate the work of Ken Scott, the story of the designer’s life, work and legacy is narrated by writer, academic, critic and Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at London College of Fashion, Shahidha Bari.
Hosted on Gucci’s Instagram Live, Academy award winner actor and musician, Jared Leto, speaks to Academy award winner film director, photographer and The North Face Athlete Jimmy Chin about #TheNorthFacexGucci collection and a recent project they shot together for Sidetracked magazine in Joshua Tree National Park. Jared is photographed by Jimmy, a fellow climbing enthusiast, wearing #TheNorthFacexGucci collection in the national park. Listen as this duo recount their climbing adventures and reminisce on the Sidetracked project. Discover #TheNorthFacexGucci collection on Gucci.com Read the article on link to sidetracked
Made in Partnership with Stance Podcast and Vibe Called Tech and inspired by The North Face and Gucci collaboration, Pioneers of the Past is a celebration of four talents who are remapping and rethinking how the Black image is presented in fine and contemporary art. In this podcast you will hear from four curators and visual researchers who are defining new ways of looking and seeing the Black image in visual arts. Frustrated with the lack of representation on her degree course, Cambridge University student Alayo Akinkugbe started the Instagram account A Black History of Art early last year. Her platform highlights the overlooked Black artists, sitters, curators and thinkers in Art History. Renata Cherlise has been building an extraordinary archive of Black images at BlackArchives.co, redefining who chooses the images preserved and celebrated. Through her work, she builds places where the Black image lives for itself rather than in some kind of abstraction of whiteness. Theo Imani is an Italian Ghanaian medical student and visual researcher with a passion for finding echoes between the African and European image. His Instagram account @theoimani seeks to interrogate the relationship between imagery, teasing the classical and the contemporary to reframe notions of the Black image. Osei Bonsu, International Curator at Tate Modern is an expert in Black, African and diasporic art. His work as an independent curator in Paris and London seeks to challenge institutions and artists to fully represent the range and nuances of black art, pushing the art world to expand their understanding and appreciation. The cover image for this podcast was created by collage artist Jazz Grant. Discover more on https://bit.ly/3ph2NFn Follow Gucci Equilibrium on www.instagram.com/gucciequilibrium/
For the launch of Gucci’s new beautifying foundation and primer, the star and muse of the campaign, Lily Gavin, sits down with her friend Aimee Mullins. Lily is a 25-year-old artist and creator from New York, where she graduated from Bard College having studied History of Art. Aimee is an actress, athlete and regular public speaker for TED. Recorded together in the Oxfordshire countryside in England, the pair chat about Lily’s experience of starring in the new campaign, the slow but necessary deconstruction of traditional beauty norms and what they consider to be true beauty, coming from within.
Coming together to discuss activism, inclusivity and accessibility, Elina Dimitriadi, Fashion Features Editor for Vogue Greece, interviews Sinéad Burke and Jeremy O. Harris. Sinéad Burke is a writer, academic, teacher and disability advocate and Jeremy O. Harris is an actor and playwright. Both recently joined the advisory board of CHIME FOR CHANGE, the global campaign founded by Gucci in 2013 to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for gender equality. The theme of their conversation is centered around the joy of giving, bringing together individuals that continue to fight for noteworthy causes and are dedicated to making the world a better, more inclusive and more accessible place. Listen as they discuss their activism, how to achieve authentic inclusivity and the importance of giving marginalized voices space to live, breathe and grow.
‘Willi Smith: Street Couture’ is the first exhibit dedicated to American designer Willi Smith (1948–1987) held at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. The exhibit of more than 200 pieces highlights how the designer and co-founder of iconic brand WilliWear broke down social, cultural, and economic boundaries. In this episode, two of Willi Smith’s friends, Bethann Hardison and Kim Hastreiter join William Ndatira to reflect on Willi Smith’s life, career and spirit. Bethann Hardison, member of the Gucci Global Equity Board and of the Gucci’s Global Corporate Executive Committee, is a model and activist and met Willi Smith when she was just starting out in New York working in the garment business. Journalist, editor and publisher Kim Hastreiter grew up in New Jersey and moved to New York to become an artist. She switched paths to become a journalist and in founded Paper Magazine in 1984, Willi Smith was her downstairs neighbor. Listen as these long-time friends reflect on fond memories of Willi Smith and look back on the fashion scene in New York in the 80s. As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums are temporarily closed. In the meanwhile, you can discover more about Willi Smith on: https://willismitharchive.cargo.site/
Elle Fanning’s short film called ‘Gucci Always Wins’ featuring the Jackie 1961 bag launched as part of the Absolute Beginners series in collaboration with Dazed. #GucciABsoluteBeginners is a series which sees artists do something they have never done before: direct their very first short-film. Listen to this episode to hear Elle Fanning deep-dive into the process and thinking behind her work with her friend and seasoned writer, graphic designer and director Mike Mills, who previously directed Elle Fanning in the 2016 comedy-drama ‘20th Century Women’. Watch 'Gucci Always Wins' by Elle Fanning: on.gucci.com/ElleFanningGucciPodcast Read more about #GucciAbsoluteBeginngers: on.gucci.com/AbsoluteBeginnersGucciPodcast
For Alessandro Michele’s return to Menswear in January of this year with the Fall Winter 2020 collection, hosted at the Palazzo delle Scintille in Milan, punk legend and writer Richard Hell was seated on the front row. Revealed on the runway were a lineup of T-shirts which featured word combinations from Richard Hell's book 'Psychopts,' created in collaboration with his friend and artist Christopher Wool. Original artworks include pairs of words overlapping one another, such as ‘think’ with ‘thank’ and ‘impatient’ with ‘impotent’ which were featured in the Menswear collection as slogan T-shirts. Throughout the years, from his punk band era through to career as a writer, Richard Hell has been collecting these unusual word combinations. In this podcast, Richard is interviewed by William Ndatira, otherwise known as William Cult on Instagram. Their conversation is themed around words and more specifically around Freudian slips. Together they discuss Richard’s word pairings seen in the Gucci Fall Winter 2020 collection, the story behind his book 'Psychopts' as well as his hugely successful and vibrant career. To end the episode and in exploration of Richard’s unlikely word combinations, William asks his friends to share anecdotes of the times when they had unwittingly mixed up words themselves.
Blossoming into life, the new Gucci Bloom campaign is set in a garden of dreams at the revered La Scuarzuola, a mystical landmark found deep in Italy's Umbrian hills near Orvieto in Italy. La Scuarzuola is a surrealist architectural compound built around an old Franciscan convent, designed by architect Tomaso Buzzi in the late 1950s with stairs and bridges that lead no where, this enchanting and mysterious place becomes the set of a campaign for the first time and is transformed to express a dream filled with flowers and plants. To celebrate the new Gucci Bloom visionary campaign, we will hear a story, written and read by Vanessa Grall, writer and founder of the blog Messy Nessy Chic. Vanessa, or “Nessy", has spent the last few years dedicating her blog to discovering the quirks and curiosities of Paris and beyond. Given the curious nature of this magical garden, in this episode she explores in her own words the secrets and story of La Scuarzuola - the magical set of Gucci Bloom's new campaign.
Listen as Mother and daughter duo Tonya and Satchel Lee—director of the new Gucci Changemakers film—reflect on the year so far in an honest and open conversation. They discuss the instability we have lived through this year particularly the impact the Black Lives Matter movement and what actionable change really is. They also touch on how important family is to them, their daily rituals and how they have maintained their creativity during this uncertain time. Since graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts film program in 2017, filmmaker Satchel Lee is creative director of queer fashion and art publication Drøme. Tonya Lewis Lee, Satchel’s mother is a film and television producer, author, entrepreneur and advocate for women and infant health. Watch Satchel Lee's film for Gucci Changemakers on equilibrium.gucci.com/
The new special edition of the CHIME FOR CHANGE Zine amplifies the voices of Black women and girls in gender violence discourses to uplift their stories, advance a gender-inclusive narrative in the movement for Black lives, and demand intersectional justice. Created in collaboration with the African American Policy Forum and guest-edited by Kimberlé Crenshaw, the CHIME Zine is dedicated to the #SayHerName campaign—first launched in December 2014 to bring awareness to the often-invisible names and stories of Black women and girls who have been victimized by police violence. This podcast episode features the stories of three Black women who were victims of police violence. Their stories will be told by family members who carry forth their legacy—mothers and sisters who are also contributors to the Zine. You will hear from Gina Best, the mother of India Kager who was killed by Virginia Beach police in 2015; then Maria Moore, the sister of Kayla Moore who was killed by Berkeley police in 2013; and to conclude, Melania Brown, the sister of Layleen Xtravaganza Cubilette-Polanco, who died in solitary confinement at Rikers Island jail in June 2019. Discover more on: on.gucci.com/ChimeZineSayHerName_
Introducing #GucciOffTheGrid - a campaign based on the idea of taking an extra step outside our confines to live a little bit freer, to express ourselves with respect for the environment, nature and people who share the planet with us. The collection is made from recycled, organic, bio-based and sustainably sourced materials, including ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon as well as headstock from Gucci’s manufacturing processes. Taking an ever collaborative approach, Gucci invited five individuals to help collaborate and star in the Off The Grid campaign. The stars include: actress and climate activist Jane Fonda; Japanese guitarist, actor and activist Miyavi; Rapper singer-songwriter Lil Nas X; Singer and producer King Princess; and finally David de Rothschild, eco-explorer and environmentalist. In this one-of-a-kind episode, we hear from the guests as they send reflections, thoughts, advice, inspirations and motivations from their areas of work, brought together through Gucci’s Off The Grid Campaign to collaborate and work together in fighting the climate crisis. Discover more: www.gucci.equilibrium
In honour of International Beat Plastic Pollution Day, June 7th, renowned environmentalist David de Rothschild connects with Sinéad Burke. David, otherwise known as the 'Lost Explorer’ is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the launch of The Plastiki, a 60-foot catamaran he made entirely from 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles which he sailed across the Pacific. Sinéad is a writer, academic, teacher and disability advocate whose work focuses on inclusivity within fashion and design industries. She campaigns for the inclusion of all, particularly those whose voices struggle to be heard. Recorded remotely from two opposite corners of the globe, listen as they deep dive into the importance of nurturing and cultivating curiosity across all ages, the benefits of learning as well as unlearning and why pushing the boundaries of our comfort zones by either exploring or unpicking difficult conversations is so important. Learn more about Plastiki: www.theplastiki.com Discover More about Beat Plastic Pollution Day: www.beatplasticpollutionday.org Read More about Sinéad’s advocacy work: https://www.sinead-burke.com/
¿Cuál es tu platillo favorito? Respondiendo a la pregunta favorita de todo mundo para hacerle a un chef, Karime López, la jefa mexicana de cocina de Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura en Florencia platica sobre su amor por los tacos en el principio del episodio grabado en la cocina de su casa en Modena. Tras haber ganado una estrella Michelin el año pasado— la única mujer mexicana en tener una— Karime, refleja en este reconocimiento, el por qué se convirtió en una chef y la inspiración detrás del menú del íntimo restaurante que sienta a 45 comensales. El episodio es también rico en sonidos de cocina ASMR (Respuesta Sensorial Meridiana Autónoma): el freír de las tostadas, el hervir del agua de los tortellini y los cuchillos metódicamente cortando zanahorias. Descubre más en la cuenta de Instragram de Gucci Osteria: on.gucci.com/GucciOsteria_
What’s your favorite dish? Answering everyone’s favorite question to ask a chef, Karime López, the Mexican-born Chef de Cuisine at Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Florence talks about her love for tacos in the opening of an episode recorded in the kitchen of the restaurant. After winning a Michelin star last year—the only Mexican female chef to do so—Karime reflects on this award, why she became a chef, and the inspiration behind the menu for the intimate 45-seat restaurant. The episode is also rich with ASMR sounds from the kitchen: tostadas frying, tortellini boiling in pasta and knives methodically chopping carrots. Discover more on the Gucci Osteria Instagram Account: on.gucci.com/GucciOsteria_
Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura opened two years ago in Piazza della Signoria, Florence. It forms part of Alessandro Michele's reinvented Gucci Garden and it made possible the vision of lifelong friends, Three-Michelin Star Chef, Massimo Bottura and Marco Bizzarri, Gucci President and CEO. Recorded in Los Angeles, to celebrate the opening of the second Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura on the rooftop of Gucci’s store on Rodeo Drive, the world-renowned Chef Massimo Bottura and his friend Gucci President and CEO, Marco Bizzarri, come together to reflect on their friendship, the story of Gucci Osteria and their ongoing creative ventures. In this episode, we hear them both reminisce on childhood memories, discuss their take on the secret to success and look ahead to future creative ventures together. Discover more on the Gucci Osteria Instagram Account: on.gucci.com/GucciOsteria_ Find out more about Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura Beverley Hills: on.gucci.com/_GucciOsteriaBeverlyHills_
In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw MBE joins in conversation with activist and writer Scarlett Curtis. Together these remarkable women dive into their thoughts on feminism, ongoing cultural and global issues, and touch on why Gugu is drawn to roles that start conversations more than others. Listen to this remarkable female duo question the process of categorising oneself, expectations for actors to be activists and the importance of starting new dialogue. In November last year, Scarlett was awarded the second annual Changemaker Award for young activists presented by Equality Now, Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE. At the age of 24, she has already published two bestselling books, co-founded the activist collection The Pink Protest as well as being an official UN Women UK Advocate. Gugu started her career in theatre before moving onto the big screen where she now boasts an acommplished record in both TV and cinema from the likes of Black Mirror, Beauty and The Beast and The Morning Show. In 2017 she was appointed MBE for her services to drama. This episode was recorded in London ahead of the release of Gugu's latest empowering film, Misbehaviour, based on Miss Grenada winning the 1970 Miss World competition, a pivotal moment in Women’s History.
Earlier this year, Fast Company Magazine held their first ever European Innovation Festival in Milan, powered and hosted by Gucci. The Festival—titled The Dawn of Superintelligence—brought together talented and high-profile global thought leaders from the worlds of design, business, science and culture to discuss and share their insights on the relationship between man and machine. A handful of these influential visionaries were asked to share some of their thoughts with Gucci Podcast in short interviews recorded live from the Festival. During the second day of the Festival, Editor in Chief of Fast Company Magazine, Stephanie Mehta, sits down with venture capitalist, Sheel Tyle. Graduating from Stanford University aged 19 and with a JD from Harvard Law School, Sheel founded Amplo in 2017, a US-based global venture capital firm which invests in software developers and technology companies.
Earlier this year, Fast Company Magazine held their first ever European Innovation Festival in Milan, powered and hosted by Gucci. The Festival—titled The Dawn of Superintelligence—brought together talented and high-profile global thought leaders from the worlds of design, business, science and culture to discuss and share their insights on the relationship between man and machine. A handful of these influential visionaries were asked to share some of their thoughts with Gucci Podcast in short interviews recorded live from the Festival. In this episode, Editor in Chief of Fast Company Magazine, Stephanie Mehta, picks the brain of Moran Cerf, former hacker turned neuroscientist and business professor.
Earlier this year, Fast Company Magazine held their first ever European Innovation Festival in Milan, powered and hosted by Gucci. The Festival—titled The Dawn of Superintelligence—brought together talented and high-profile global thought leaders from the worlds of design, business, science and culture to discuss and share their insights on the relationship between man and machine. A handful of these influential visionaries were asked to share some of their thoughts with Gucci Podcast in short interviews recorded live from the Festival. For this episode, Editor in Chief of Fast Company Magazine, Stephanie Mehta, is joined by two world renowned artists and creators, Kevin Abosch and Martine Jarlgaard. Together they examine the evolving notion of identity in the technological era and the progressive and regressive outcomes of being able to create multiple digital selves at any one time.
Earlier this year, Fast Company Magazine held their first ever European Innovation Festival in Milan, powered and hosted by Gucci. The Festival—titled The Dawn of Superintelligence—brought together talented and high-profile global thought leaders from the worlds of design, business, science and culture to discuss and share their insights on the relationship between man and machine. A handful of these influential visionaries were asked to share some of their thoughts with Gucci Podcast in short interviews recorded live from the Festival. In this episode eco-explorer, environmentalist and ecologist David de Rothschild and research scientist Africa Flores-Anderson speak to Fast Company Magazine editor and writer, KC Ifeanyi, to discuss environmentalism, climate change and how to improve the disconnect between scientific data and the public in an age of fake news.
“For the bold the bright and the beautiful” - a slogan used for #GucciBeautyNetwork, Alessandro Michele’s first Gucci Makeup lipstick collection. Shot by Martin Parr, the campaign captures the feminine ideals that surround and encapsulate lipstick and flip them, highlighting that authentic beauty lies in imperfection. In this episode, fashion blogger and writer, Susie Lau, interviews the four stars of the campaign. First she meets with three of the models Achok Majak, Mae Lapres and Ellia Sophia in Rome. Together they discuss the challenges of being a model, their own beauty ideals and how they are evolving. Then Susie is joined by the punk singer Dani Miller and musician Jeffertitti on the even of Gucci’s Spring Summer 2020 show in Milan. Together, they reflect on the reaction to the campaign and how using the lipsticks in different ways makes them feel empowered. Find out more about the #GucciBeautyNetwork on.gucci.com/_GucciBeautyNetwork_ or on on.gucci.com/GucciBeautyInstagram
In celebration of International Day of the Girl, the release of the second CHIME Zine and the launch of CHIME FOR CHANGE’s new campaign #letgirlsdream, four guests join Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue, Lindsay Peoples Wagner, in New York to share their experiences of being youth activists. The episode is filled with the inspiring voices of Sage Dolan-Sandrino, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi. Sage is a Youth Leader, Creative Director of TEAM, and new member of the CHIME FOR CHANGE Advisory Board. Xiuhtezcatl is a Climate Warrior and Youth Director of Earth Guardians – an organisation that trains diverse youth to be leaders in environmental, climate and social justice movements. Finally, high-school friends and racial literacy campaigners, Winona and Priya, who co-founded the non-profit CHOOSE and co-authored their book ‘Tell Me Who You Are’—an exploration of race and identity across America. Listen to hear these change makers discuss their activism, how they stay motivated and the burden and honour of representing their chosen youth causes.
Connie Constance says she’s best summed up in the words ‘punk princess’. Her energy, individuality and style is seen in images photographer Sophie Jones shot for digital collaborative project #GucciGig—where musicians and artists come together to create original work featuring sunglasses designed by Alessandro Michele. The duo created a Zine together with graphic artist Morgan Benjamin, where Connie is captured behind-the-scenes on a recent European tour wearing Gucci Eyewear, the resulting images scrawled with lyrics from Connie’s songs. On this episode, the friends talk with writer Ana Kinsella about their creative partnership which inspires each other’s work. Listen to the Connie’s playlist ‘Agbalumo’, a mashup of her favorite Nigerian artists created especially for Gucci’s Spotify: https://on.gucci.com/GucciConnieConstancePlaylist Read more about #GucciGig: https://on.gucci.com/GucciStoriesConnieConstance
Old King Cole Younger is the side project of Cole Alexander, guitarist of the garage-rock band Black Lips as well as Crush. His sound inspired Alexander’s collaboration with artist Ariana Papademetropoulos for #GucciGig to highlight Gucci Eyewear, seen on a fictional album cover and gig posters. Together they are interviewed by William Ndatira, founder of Instagram page @williamcult, to talk about their collaboration for #GucciGig. Read more about the project: on.gucci.com/PodcastColeAlexander Listen to Cole Alexander’s playlist on Gucci’s Spotify: on.gucci.com/PlaylistColeAlexanderGucciGig
Australian punk band Amyl and the Sniffers like to get rowdy on stage. Their energetic performances—and tour moments—were captured by photographer Jamie Wdziekonski for the House’s digital collaborative project #GucciGig, where musicians and artists created original work to represent their live performance wearing Gucci Eyewear designed by Alessandro Michele. On a memorable day for the band, when they launched their first self-titled album in London, lead singer Amy Taylor, bass player Gus Romer, guitarist Dec Martens and drummer Bryce Wilson and Jamie talk to Hanna Hanra, the founder of Beat music magazine about #GucciGig and kicking off their European tour. Listen to the band’s playlist ‘No Punk’ created for Gucci’s Spotify: on.gucci.com/PlaylistGucciGigAmylAndTheSniffers Read more about the #GucciGig project: on.gucci.com/PodcastGucciGigAmylAndTheSniffers
Seen on Instagram, the House recently launched #GucciGig: a collaborative project inviting musicians and artists to work together in representing their live performance in illustrations, photography and videos, characterized by backstage and onstage reportage, fan art and gig flyer design. Behind this original art are 12 musicians including American soul singer Curtis Harding interviewed for this episode by art critic and a writer, Antwaun Sargent. For the #GucciGig project which unites musicians with artists to create original works, photographer and drummer Matt Correia worked with the illustrator John Zabawa to create color-drenched 1960s-inspired posters that show Harding in profile rendered in purple and green—inspired by Curtis Harding’s music and style. Listen to Curtis Harding’s #GucciGig playlist on.gucci.com/SpotifyGucciGigCurtisHarding Read more on.gucci.com/PodcastGucciGigCurtisHarding
First seen in the Gucci Spring Summer 2019 fashion show in Paris, Zumi Rosow walked the runway carrying her namesake Gucci Zumi bag. In this episode, writer and model Georgia Graham talks to Zumi Rosow, the inspiration and muse behind the new bag collection: Gucci Zumi. As well as making bespoke jewellery, modelling and acting, she is an experimental musician who plays the saxophone for the punk rock band The Black Lips and the musical saw for her band Crush. She is joined by Los Angeles based poet Alaska Lynch, who has written a collection of poems dedicated to her. These poems have been adapted and published in a special mini book and are featured alongside illustrations by Alex Merry of the Gucci Zumi line. This creative duo is currently travelling the globe on the Gucci Zumi tour with Alaska performing his poetry and Zumi DJing for special events. Listen to this episode to hear about their travels and inspirations, and creative collaborations with Gucci. Read a special interview with Zumi Rosow: on.gucci.com/GucciZumiQA_ Discover more about the handbag design: on.gucci.com/__ZumiBag
Under the banner ‘To Gather Together’ CHIME FOR CHANGE released its new campaign identity earlier this year in vivid yellow and black and white graphics created by visual artist MP5, and the first issue of the CHIME Zine, edited by community organizer and writer Adam Eli, which features model Hanne Gaby’s account of being born intersex and her campaigning to end intersex surgery on infants and children, as well as a poem written about Joan of Arc in 1429, amongst multiple other contributions from around the world. On this episode of the Gucci Podcast, Ariel Wengroff, a young Emmy-nominated executive producer and publisher whose work is focused on women’s voices, interviews Adam Eli and MP5 on their work for the new chapter of CHIME FOR CHANGE. CHIME FOR CHANGE is a global campaign founded by Gucci in 2013 to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for gender equality. Discover more about CHIME FOR CHANGE: on.gucci.com/ChimeforChange Read more: on.gucci.com/ToGatherTogheter
Exploring the radical musical movement that originated in Detroit in the 80s, Jenn Nkiru’s ‘Black to Techno’ documentary opens with a series of vignettes of long-forgotten archive film paired with original shot footage. The film explores the roles played by history, technology, geography and race that lead to the creation and emergence of techno as a sound in an industrial birthplace city. In this episode of the Gucci Podcast, artist and filmmaker Jenn Nkiru talks to Frieze Studio’s Senior Editor Matthew McLean about ‘Black to Techno’, the fourth and final film commissioned as part of the Frieze and Gucci ‘Second Summer of Love’ series. ‘Black to Techno’ screens alongside the first three films of the series directed by Wu Tsang, Josh Blaaberg and Jeremy Deller at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 17th. Discover more on: on.gucci.com/_FriezeTechnoMusic
In this episode, Florence Welch talks about ‘Useless Magic: Lyrics and Poetry’, her first book which is available at the new Gucci Wooster Bookstore, with a special edition cover designed by Alessandro Michele. Together with writer and poet Yrsa Daley-Ward, the singer songwriter talks about the craft of writing poetry and lyrics. The episode continues with an introduction to the recently opened Gucci Wooster Bookstore and its curator David Strettell—owner and founder of Dashwood Books—who is interviewed by journalist Alix Brown. The two discuss talents who have collaborated with the House, including Petra Collins, Ari Marcopoulos, Ryan McGinley and Florence Welch—whose works are available on the Bookstore’s shelves alongside 2000 curious, rare and inspiring titles. Read more about Gucci Wooster: on.gucci.com/_63Wooster_ Discover more about the Wooster Bookstore: on.gucci.com/GucciWoosterBookstore
Actress Hari Nef, one of the faces of Gucci Bloom, talks about her struggle of being misunderstood and non-conventional beauty in the third episode of ‘Growing Pains’, a video and podcast series in collaboration with Dazed Beauty to celebrate the Gucci Bloom fragrances. Read more: on.gucci.com/GrowingPainsHariNef See the video series: on.gucci.com/GucciBeauty Discover the fragrances: on.gucci.com/GucciBloomCapsulePage
Dancer and choreographer Holly Blakey’s work spans stage and screen including collaborations with Florence + The Machine and Mica Levi. For the second episode of ‘Growing Pains’ the video and podcast series on three young women passing from youth to adulthood, Holly remembers the difficulties she faced growing up as a young professional dancer. The series is created in collaboration with Dazed Beauty to celebrate the Gucci Bloom fragrances. Read more: on.gucci.com/GrowingPainsHollyBlakey_ See the video series: on.gucci.com/GucciBeauty Discover the fragrances: on.gucci.com/GucciBloomCapsulePage