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A look at the entire 40-piece Gucci x Unskilled Worker capsule collection

by Calvin Chong
10.10.2017
Set to launch on 11th Oct worldwide on gucci.com, here's an exclusive preview of the entire Gucci x Unskilled Worker 40-piece capsule collection.

They first met in 2015 when creative director Alessandro Michele invited British artist Unskilled Worker to collaborate for Gucci’s No Longer / Not Yet art exhibition in Shanghai.

A fan of Unskilled Worker since then, Alessandro Michele has once again partnered up with the artist and this time to create an online-exclusive 40-piece capsule collection, featuring Unskilled Worker's stunning paintings.

Set to launch on 11th October 2017 worldwide, the Gucci x Unskilled Worker capsule collection will be made available all gucci.com markets including Europe, United States, China, Japan and more.

(Read on to get the first look of the 40 pieces available in the capsule collection)

Meet The Artist

Before we get onto the capsule collection, let's look at the inspiration behind this collaboration.

First, the artist – Unskilled Worker, who is also known as Helen Downie. Known for her unique point of view and the signature wide-eyed and hauntingly captivating portraits of people.

And within this collection, Helen has her signature portraits incorporated into the pieces and of course, the figures are all dressed in Gucci looks.

Essentially, it's a Gucci-on-Gucci motif at play right here. An artist who started her career at 48, Helen Downie is one force to be reckoned with and now at age 52, she has become a definite fashion figure.

(Swipe below to see some of her incredible paintings for Gucci)

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"It's been so exciting to discover his world and then mix it in with mine" – Unskilled Worker

The Inspiration And Design

And onwards to the collection, we see a collection consisting of ready-to-wear pieces, bags, shoes, silk scarves and various accessories, all of which are dressed with signature Unskilled Worker motifs.

With the artist's witty, playful spirit and nonchalant painting style, the collection sees a beautiful union of romanticism and whimsy that resonates perfectly with Alessandro's vision for Gucci.

On the collaboration, Helen says, "The Gucci paintings are an emotional response to Alessandro's work. It's been like a creative conversation. I think we both like hidden elements in our work. It's been so exciting to discover his world and then mix it in with mine."

To bring the spirit of the capsule collection to life, Gucci has also shot an exclusive campaign to kickstart the collection launch on 11th October 2017.

(Swipe left below to see the images now)

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And down below, get the first look at all 40 pieces of the Gucci x Unskilled Worker capsule collection. Swipe to see more.

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The Gucci x Unskilled Worker exclusive online capsule collection will launch simultaneously in all www.gucci.com markets including Europe, United States, Canada, UAE, China, Japan, Australia and South Korea on 11th October 2017.

In addition to the launch, Unskilled Worker has also created an exclusive painting and can be downloaded for free on Gucci.com and Unskilled Worker.co.uk from 11th October 2017 onwards.

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