I just watched the live streaming of the Gucci show from Milan Fashion Week. With Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfield and Rachel Zoe on the front row and Natasha Poly, Anja Rubik, Karlie Kloss and Abbey Lee Kershaw on the runway, it wasn’t a quiet affair. But then what do you expect from one of the most luxurious labels in the world.
The message was luxury with beautiful camel coats and fox fur jackets for day and python lace, fur and feathers for evening. Body-con dresses were present with cut-outs and slits. Hair and makeup was in typical Gucci fashion, big and vampy. Ostrich featured heavily on the catwalk, particularly in the bags, which bore the 1973 GG logo. OTK boots were also making an impact and balanced out huge fur jackets. Natasha Poly sported some patent T-strap sandals, whilst Abbey Lee Kershaw wore the new daysuit. Taken from menswear, oversize “boyfriend” jackets were common, in a variety of materials. the camel trench still reigns supreme with neoprene lining, detachable mink lining or hand dyed feathers.
Gucci claimed that they were bringing “Sexy Back” and I believe they succeeded with chic, understated sexy. With so many luxe materials (suede, leather, feathers, fur, sequins, lace and silk), Frida Giannini has once again produced a killer collection.