My Gucci adventure started on Wednesday with the F/W 2012 show in Milan. Just one word. Amazing! Frida Giannini created a dark glamour, opulent looks that were sensual and sophisticated at once, recalling the Victorian era mixed with a certain vampire allure. She even used masculine accents such as oversized shoulders and military-style coats and capes. Her very dark vision might be a welcome change after all the vibrant colour-blocking of the last seasons.
„This is modern-day romanticism. A dramatic sensuality, a dark glamour. With subtle tones of provocative intellect.“
– Frida Giannini
The materials were rich. Opulent brocade, devoré velvet and floral prints on jacquard fabrics plus beautiful 3-D embroideries on the long flowing evening gowns. Exotic animal prints on silk looked great on the runway. My favourite were the pieces that were made completely out of beautiful shimmering dark green feathers.
Colours are dark, black paired with green in different shades, plum tones and burgundy.
The accessories had a lot of equestrian references. The new Stirrup bag, roomy as well as classy, has a revisited metallic spur closure (mark it on your F/W 2012 wish list, a season’s must).
Footwear is either flat (those crocodile boots, OMG!) and masculine or slipper-like with a sharp high heel.
I am a big Gucci fan and this collection has just made me love it even a little bit more…
Photos: Courtesy of Gucci