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RUNWAY REPORT.....Milan Fashion Week: Gucci Spring/Summer 2018

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RUNWAY REPORT.....Milan Fashion Week: Gucci Spring/Summer 2018

Gucci Spring 2018

WHAT: Gucci Spring/Summer 2018. Ever since 2015 when Gucci named Alessandro Michele as its Creative Director, he has transformed the brand, bringing in a vintage/geek-chic/retro/eccentric fabulousness that makes fashion editors and street fashionistas alike, all shake with excitement. This "Alessandro Michele" look--or "Gucciness" was in FULL GLAMAZON mode at the latest offering from the Italian fashion house.

Gucci Spring 2018 stage and runway

Disco Inspired--Photos from late 70's NYC nightclub scenes including Angles, Infinity 1977, La Farfalle 1978 and Studio 54 1977

INSPIRATION: The inspiration of the show involved "The act of creation...as an act of resistance", influenced by antiquity as it read in the show notes. This was highlighted by the runway stage which included to-scale replicas of tombs, statues, classical artifacts of ancient Rome, India, Egypt and Greece. The runway itself was supposed to represent the Tiber river (see the blue color!). But, when one finally saw the collection, it was more late 70's/early 80's High-Glam Disco than Grecian Goddess draped gowns...


Gucci Spring 2018

SEEN ON THE RUNWAY: 108 total looks! There was high teased & feathered hair, bedazzled 80's track suits, jumpsuits, 70's jigsaw puzzle leather bomber jackets, UBER large and wide shoulder padded jackets, lots and lots of SEQUINS(!), "grandma" sweater suits, "GUCCY" bags, 80's braided headbands, jeweled "GG" pins, "Devo" sunglasses, Asiana influences, medieval costume tendencies, snakes, bunnies, tigers, birds, horses...a potpourri of decades and style influences. 

COLORS: Pink, canary yellow, blue, violets, chartreuse, neon hues.

Collection Highlights:
Gucci Spring 2018

Alessandro Michele also paid homage to Elton John and the stage costumes that were created for him by Bob Mackie. Especially the shiny tracksuits which were a staple for the flashy performer (above right).

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Click below to watch Gucci Spring/Summer 2018 fashion show:

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NICK APPEARANCES.....KTLA "Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" TV Special--RECAP!

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NICK APPEARANCES.....KTLA "Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" TV Special--RECAP!


Red Carpet Style: Stylist Anya Sarre and Fashion Designer/FIDM Host & Spokesperson Nick Verreos--KTLA's "Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" TV Special, filmed at FIDM Museum

If you have been keeping up with my BLOG here--and all my "Who Wore What? 2017 Emmys Red Carpet" posts, I'm sure you already knew that this past Sunday were the 69th Annual Emmy Awards...

"Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" KTLA TV Special--Anya Sarre and Nick Verreos--at FIDM Museum's 11th Art of Outstanding Television Costume Design Exhibition,  Downtown Los Angeles

In advance of the 2017 Emmys, I had the pleasure (and LOTS OF FUN!) to be part of an Emmy's TV Special filmed at the fabulous FIDM Museum's 11th Annual Art of Outstanding Television Costume Design Exhibition on KTLA-5 TV called "Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready". Along with host--and stylist/lifestyle expert--Anya Sarre, I was invited to provide special Emmys Costumes commentary plus show some of my latest NIKOLAKI gowns, discussing possible trends we might see on the 2017 Emmys Red Carpet.

As the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM and FIDM Museum Spokesperson, I was honored to educate the viewing public on some of the wonderful costumes we have in our latest exhibit and give some "Inside Dish" on the Emmy-nominated ones. Here is my Behind-the-Scenes BLOG RECAP with lots of photos of us filming as well as my beautiful NIKOLAKI gowns, modeled by three of my favorite models Amanda, Amber and Brianna from L.A. Models Runway...

NIKOLAKI Gowns Red Carpet Trend Presentation:
Red Carpet Divas: (L to R) Models Brianna Barnes and Amber Lindauer wearing NIKOLAKI aquamarine silk duchesse mermaid-shaped gown (L) and silver and celadon-colored silk ziberline and chiffon sequined bias-cut one shoulder gown (R)--KTLA "Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" TV Special, FIDM Museum

Sequined Grecian Goddess: Model Amber Lindauer in NIKOLAKI "Grecian Goddess"-inspired celadon-colored silk ziberline and silver silk chiffon sequined bias-cut gown--KTLA "Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" TV Special, FIDM Museum

Mermaid Princess: Model Brianna Barnes in NIKOLAKI aquamarine colored silk duchesse gown with draped details and jeweled neckline embellishment--KTLA "Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" TV Special, FIDM Museum

Sansa Stark Chic: Model Amanda Fields Bennett in NIKOLAKI aquamarine silk chiffon draped halter gown with attached capes and jeweled waist detail--KTLA "Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" TV Special, FIDM Museum

 Fuchsia Alta Moda: Model Amber Lindauer in NIKOLAKI coral silk ziberline and bubblegum pink silk duchesse satin ballgown--KTLA "Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" TV Special, FIDM Museum

Red on the Red Carpet: Model Brianna Barnes in NIKOLAKI strapless red silk ziberline mermaid-shaped gown with inseam pockets and cascade folded back train--KTLA "Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" TV Special, FIDM Museum

 Gown Gorgeous: Model Amanda Fields Bennett in NIKOLAKI raspberry colored silk satin organza one shoulder hand-pleated and draped ballgown--KTLA "Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" TV Special, FIDM Museum

Eyeing the Emmy: Models in our NIKOLAKI gowns, standing next to an Emmy Award--FIDM Museum 11th Annual Art of Television Costume Design Exhibition

 Three Style Musketeers--(L to R) Anya Sarre, the SPARKLING Kimberly Cornell ("Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" Executive Producer) and Nick Verreos--KTLA "Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" TV Special, FIDM Museum

Fun Times: Nick Verreos on air with Anya Sarre on KTLA's "Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" TV Special

That's a Wrap!--Nick Verreos and Anya Sarre KTLA "Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" TV Special, FIDM Museum 11th Annual Art of Television Costume Design Exhibition

In case you missed the One Hour TV Special...
Click below to watch KTLA's "Countdown to the Emmys: Red Carpet Ready" TV Special:
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FASHION SCHOOL WITH NICK.....How to Drape a Dartless Bodice!

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FASHION SCHOOL WITH NICK.....How to Drape a Dartless Bodice!

Dartless Sequins: Nick Verreos shows How to Drape a Dartless Bodice--"Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube Channel

This is one of my FAVORITE DRAPING TIPS that I learned from my very, very...VERY AMAZING seamstresses. They have taught me a lot through the years and I wanted to share this with my "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube Channel followers and viewers. For many, many years I would drape silk chiffon (or tulle-backed) sequined bodices for my NIKOLAKI gowns using darts--because I din't know of any other choices...

Nick Verreos "How To Drape a Dartless Bodice"--Fashion School With Nick Verreos YouTube Channel

It wasn't until one of my seamstresses--while sewing one of my gowns--stopped me and said "NICK! Why are you putting a dart and ruining the sequins??" I told her "well, isn't the fabric a woven fabric so...it must have a dart...". NO!!...

No Dart Draping: Nick Verreos draping a dartless bodice for sequined chiffon/tulle fabrics, "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube Channel

My seamstress schooled me; she taught me how to drape a sequined chiffon fabric for a bodice WITHOUT including a dart that would ruin the sequined fabrication. After that, it was DONE & DONE. And now, I'm passing this draping couture tip on to you!

Click below to watch "How To Drape a Dartless Bodice" on "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube Channel:

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