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Coco Capitán Is Gucci’s Next Creative Ally

The 25-year-old Spanish artist makes her mark as Autumn/Winter 2017’s collaborator with her childlike scrawls and thought-provoking slogans.

IMAGE: DELFINO SISTO LEGNANI & MARCO CAPPELLETTI 

Last week, everyone was talking about the launch of Gucci Décor, an eclectic line-up of furniture and decorative wares. Chic covetibles included folding screens, chairs, cushions, teapots, and scented candles featuring the House’s design motifs, patterns and codes to Gucci-fy your space.

Unfortunately for Singapore fans, this new brainchild of Alessandro Michele’s was limited to selected countries such as Milan, Paris, London, New York, Japan, Hong Kong and China. (For the determined die-hards, you can buy Gucci Décor at these overseas stores, but you’ll have to make your own shipping arrangements.)

But as they say: When one door closes, another opens — look forward to Gucci’s new-season collaboration starring Coco Capitán (above), whose witty observations of the world lends a new dimension to Michele’s romanticism.

You may have noticed the Spanish artist’s presence in the Autumn/Winter 2017 runway show, where her text-based artworks on a wall welcomed guests into the show space and graced the invitations. Her signature handwritten aphorisms dripped irony on two looks in the presentation, and on the creative director himself when he took his end-of-show bow in a T-shirt bearing the Capitán slogan: “I want to go back to beliving [sic] a story”.

Come August, you’ll be able to get your hands on a special unisex capsule comprising tote-backpacks, belt-bags, sweatshirts, T-shirts, hoodies, knits and coats in Singapore’s boutiques and on Gucci.com

In the meantime, scroll the gallery to check out the merchandise.