What's Christmas without a little glitz, glamour, and Gucci?
For the holiday season, Gucci has unveiled its Gift Giving campaign – a catalogue of the brand's most gift-worthy pieces ranging from handbags to jewellery, shoes, T-shirts, homewares and childrenswear. At the heart of the campaign is Gucci's new art book created in collaboration with Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal. With a narrative referencing the story of the fall of Icarus, the digitally-created illustrations in the book incorporate products from the Gift Giving catalogue in a distinctly Renaissance style: belt-bags enclosing a classical statue; small leather goods forming a contemporary still life; two kittens in sunglasses popping out of a Gucci mug covered in the green Herbarium print.
"Icarus fascinates me because of his story, which could be read a bit like a mantra,’ says Monreal. "Icarus himself is a very romantic character and of course symbolic of everything young and pretty."