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By Ju-min Park
SEOUL (Reuters) – With glowing lights and beating drums, Italian luxurious label Gucci took over a 14th century Seoul Palace on Tuesday to showcase its cruise assortment, mixing Korean heritage and fashionable vogue.
In a mixture of avenue and sportswear, fashions wearing browsing fits or carrying skateboard-shaped baggage strutted between historical pillars in corridors surrounding the principle corridor of the Gyeongbokgung palace.
Huge-leg trousers had been slit on the knees, coats had been belted and T-shirts hung free.
The present, that includes the soundtrack of Oscar-winning South Korean film “Parasite” throughout its finale, was the primary of its form to happen throughout the palace’s courtyard.
Gucci deliberate to stage a present on the identical venue final 12 months however cancelled after a lethal Halloween crush in Seoul that killed 159 folks.
Among the many celebrities attending had been Hanni, a singer of Okay-pop woman band NewJeans and newly named Gucci model ambassador, “Squid Sport” star Lee Jung-jae, rapper Jay Park and actress Elizabeth Olsen.
Cruise collections, initially designed for rich purchasers holidaying on yachts or cruises in the course of the winter months, are outfits produced by stylists on high of seasonal traces.
The Gucci cruise present follows a Louis Vuitton pre-fall vogue present on a Seoul bridge in April.
In-built 1395, the Gyeongbokgung palace served as the principle royal palace of Korea’s Joseon dynasty. The South Korean nationwide treasure grew to become the newest iconic landmark chosen by Gucci to showcase its assortment.
Gucci, owned by French luxurious group Kering, parted methods with its star designer Alessandro Michele final November as gross sales lagged opponents. The model will welcome its new inventive director, Sabato De Sarno, later this 12 months.
(Reporting by Ju-min Park; extra reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; enhancing by Sharon Singleton)