Gucci Celebrates The Year Of The Rabbit With A Special Capsule Collection and Ad Campaign by Art Director & Photographer Max Siedentopf with models Emma Pei and Ruiqi Jiang
In celebration of the festive season that precedes both the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit on the lunar calendar and the arrival of Spring, the House presents a vibrant capsule collection full of playful and refined iterations of the rabbit—an animal representing intelligence, health, and longevity.
Echoing the joyful mood of the occasion, the collection sees a fanciful use of color, print, and embellishment across ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and timepieces. Diverse depictions of the rabbit appear across the lineup, woven into knitwear, on embroidered patches, or in a distinctive spray-paint-style version seen on T-shirts, leather loafers, and G-Timeless watches. Womenswear sees a refined selection of printed silk blouses and skirts, along with boldly geometric pieces in contrasting hues. The men’s selection furthers the theme of playful graphic patterns in sporty silhouettes. Shoes conjure the essence of the rabbit with ear-like bows adorning heels and fleece textures enriching loafers. Special renditions of the House’s signature handbags from Gucci Diana totes with hand-painted stripes to Gucci Horsebit 1955 shoulder bags featuring precious leathers, tweeds, and studs, complete the capsule.
In the campaign captured by Max Siedentopf, vibrant colors set an exuberant tone, echoing the joyful spirit of the occasion that anticipates Spring’s arrival. To animate the collection, a cast of friends encounter rabbits in a fantastical field of flowers—the uplifting hues of the blooms amplifying the mood. Playful moments alternate with more sentimental ones in this dream-like meadow, with the soft light of the sunrise heralding the dawn of a new year.
The collection, launching on December 27, will be available in select Gucci stores around the world and showcased in dedicated window displays and Pop-Ups inspired by the spray-paint rabbit print from the collection.
Bureau Veritas, an accredited third party, monitored the entire campaign shoot to ensure that the animals were properly cared for and kept safe. Bureau Veritas verified that no animals were harmed.
Art Director & Photographer | Max Siedentopf DOP | Mathieu Plainfossé Afc Models | Emma Pei, Ruiqi Jiang Stylist | Emma Alix Wyman Hair | Ryan Mitchell Makeup | Daniel Sallstrom Manicurist | Anatole Rainey Casting Director | Marianna Rizzi Movement Director | Eric Christison Set Designer | Emma Roach Production | MAI Productions Master of Light and Sound | Henry Gorse 2nd Photo Assistant | EdCaf Photo Assistant | Matteo Cefaloni Digi Tech | Alberto Malorgio Animation | Chris Ullens, Bill Porter Editor | Felix Young Grade | Dante Pasquinelli Music Credits | “White Rabbit” Lyrics and Music | Grace Wing Slick Publisher | Copperpenny Music Publisher for Italy | Universal Music Publishing Ricordi Srl Recording courtesy of Baltic House Orchestra
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