tag archives: chintz

creative director, alessandro michele, seems to be re-establishing the gucci brand as a trend setter…


gucci | cruise 2016 collection | herbarium print | red

photo credit gucci


gucci fall 2015 collection | geranium print | blue

photo credit gucci

elle decor magazine, also thinks that ‘…chintz is making a comeback…’

the article mentions that brunschwig & fils and lee jofa are reissuing their iconic floral print upholstery fabrics, les faisans and hollyhock.


brunschwig & fils | les faisans | reissued in 1 colorway

creme | 8015133.1

photo credit brunschwig.com via pinterest


lee jofa | hollyhock | reissued in 4 colorways

green (shown) | 7134.LJ

yellow | 7126.LJ

white/coral | 7128.LJ

white/brown | 7135.LJ

photo credit lee jofa

do gucci floral prints make chintz seem stylish now?

while we were in milan last week, gucci launched their new store design concept at their flagship store on via montenapoleone.*



photo credits FT and gucci

gucci wallpapered the windows in the geranium and herbarium prints from creative director alessandro michele’s fall 2015 and cruise 2016 collections.**



gucci | geranium print | fall 2015 collection

gucci | herbarium print | cruise 2016 collection

photo credits yannis viamos/indigitalimages.com and gucci

for the spring 2016 collection, alessandro michele carpeted the runway in a black and white herbarium print.  with pink serpents.


Ken Downing of NeimaA snake underfoot @gucci for Spring 2016

gucci | herbarium print with serpents | spring 2016 collection

photo credits yannis viamos/indigitalimages.com and #kendowningnm

according to vogue.com, alessandro michele has created an entirely new aesthetic for the gucci brand.

do you think that fashion and interior design trends are related?

*i’m sorry that i didn’t photograph the gucci windows on sunday morning, when we were on the way back to the grand hotel et de milan from breakfast at sant ambroeus.  and, on the way to linate airport…

**the herbarium prints remind me of the chrysanthemum wallpaper in the guest bedroom of my grandparent’s home.  could herbarium prints be considered granny chic?