Today, Milan Fashion Week F/W 2014, started featuring the one and only Gucci. Described as ‘boyish romanticism’ by creative director Frida Giannini, the Gucci woman will be wearing baby pink, pastels, flat boots, semi-fitted coats with half belts and downy textures.
This fashion house was resurrected in the 90s under the direction of Tom Ford.
As in his collection, the Gucci house included 60s details that included half belts on pea-coats, slightly raised waistlines, and the brand’s famous gold bridle hardware on the toes of (low) block heeled, loafer-come-boots.The Jackie, a squashy shoulder bag named for Jackie Onassis, who was often photographed with it in the Sixties and Seventies was the commercial star of this collection. The effect was as sharp and sleek as Gucci should be.
This was a clever show – on trend with other fashion houses like Tom Ford during London Fashion Week.
The take-out trend for those unable to work a full leather outfit into their daily business, is those colour combinations. Camel, tobacco and cognac go beautifully with pale greens, blues and even pink.
A lover of black in her own wardrobe Giannini has previously flirted with brights, but the use of pastels was never her style.