Thursday, 23 February 2012
Frida Giannini never disappoints. As the creative director for Gucci showcased her AW12 collection she referred to it as 'modern day romanticism' and she fully hit the nail on the head. Reminiscent of a Tim Burton film, it is romantic and dark minus the sinister aspect that he loves to capture. The light was overtly dim, with barely enough light to even see the girls. With a plum carpeted catwalk...this was definitely not for the faint-hearted.
The collection combines Gucci's signature moneyed attitude with hard military lines. Featured were flat riding boots, wide cut cropped jackets with gold buttons. Velvet smoking jackets were a-plenty accompanied by chiffon and lace blouses and long skirts split right up the back!!
The colour palette was mainly black with feathers playing a lead role. These had that inky almost petrol glow-purple, burgundy, navy, olive brown. These tones nicely broke up the black that adorned the models bodies. Still giving us that seventies vibe, there were also genie pants and billowing chiffon dresses, tunics, simple heels and evening gowns in the one and only silk, silk, silk!
Add to this the simplisitic hair; two twisted strands either side of the forehead. Pure innocence.