The Azede Powered by Gucci capsule contains five key looks, which the author calls “cozy classics reinvented.”
The Italian luxury fashion house Gucci has announced the creation of a collection of clothes in collaboration with the young designer of Haitian origin Azede Jean-Pierre. It is expected that the capsule will be officially presented at New York Fashion Week.
The American designer came to the attention of the Gucci team in 2019. Some time later, the creative director of the fashion house Alessandro Michele invited Jean-Pierre to cooperate.
The Azede Powered by Gucci collaboration includes mostly knitwear. It is known that the collection will be sold in a limited edition in the Gucci boutique in New York on Wooster Street, as well as in the Dover Street Market multi-brand store in Los Angeles.
“The idea is to bring a fresh approach to the creation of knitwear, keeping the necessary elements and at the same time embodying our own vision. I love clothes that combine sophistication and comfort,” Jean-Pierre commented in an interview with WWD.
The Azede Powered by Gucci capsule collection features five key looks that the designer calls “cozy classics reinvented” – bodysuits, shirtdresses, coats, skirts and sculpted trousers.
When creating collections, the inspiration was, among other things, the Haitian roots of the designer. The campaign was created by screenwriter and director Ibru Ake, who created a short story featuring models Alton Mason and Riley Montana, choreography by Fatima Robinson and original music by Wyclef Jean.
The cost of a set of items from the new collection will start at $1,900. To coincide with the release of the collection, Gucci will make a donation to CORE, a non-profit organization that helps rebuild Haiti and other affected regions.